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Legislative Update- July 14, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Rep. Klevorn


Dear Neighbors,

This is a friendly reminder to join Rep. Acomb and me for a virtual town hall meeting tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. We’ll provide a brief legislative update, and then go straight to questions so we can hear from you!

Here are the details:

To join, you can click here just prior to the meeting getting underway.

WHAT: Virtual Town Hall Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, July 15; 7:00-8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Zoom; meeting ID: 963 4697 7053 password: 444702

(To access the meeting by phone, call 312-626-6799 and enter the meeting ID and password when prompted).




New Guidance from MDH on Congregate Care

The Minnesota Department of Health recently released new guidance for long-term care facilities, which will allow family members, outside caregivers, friends, or volunteers to serve as essential caregivers for residents. This policy change will help ensure that the residents’ full range of emotional, social and physical needs are met while striking a balance between meeting residents’ needs and limiting infection risks.

Ensuring our cherished older adults can live with dignity with quality care is a top priority of mine. As a member of the Long-Term Care Division, I have been focused on crafting policies that support these values. Since the onset of COVID-19, this work is especially vital. I spoke with the Star Tribune recently about the legislation I’ve been working on to strengthen protections for our older neighbors and loved ones living in congregate care facilities amid the pandemic. You can read the story here.

Special Session Update

The legislature kicked off the second special session yesterday. While the Senate adjourned temporarily until next week, I’m still optimistically cautious we can come to an agreement on a robust jobs and local projects or “bonding” bill. Our work isn’t finished, and I haven’t stopped advocating for Plymouth and our priorities.

Communications 60 days Post Regular Session

This is my last update until after the election. Pursuant to House Rules, Legislators cannot use state resources for unsolicited communications during an election period because it might create an unfair advantage. While I won’t be able to send out these updates for a while, you can still follow me on my legislative Facebook page. I’m still available to meet via telephone, help with state level problems, and discuss issues important to our community. Feel free to give my office a call at 651-296-5511 or email me anytime at


Ginny Klevorn

State Representative