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Stay at Home Extended, Help for our First Responders, Remote Committees

Friday, April 10, 2020

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Governor Walz has extended the Stay at Home Executive Order until May 4. I want to thank all of you for doing your part to comply with the order by staying home. I know this is very difficult, but it is vitally important to continue the order to protect our families and neighbors. Click here to read about this and all Executive Orders signed by Gov. Walz.

Visit for answers to frequently asked questions about what this could mean for you, your business, and your family. 


Helping our first responders

I joined my legislative colleagues on Tuesday, following the Minnesota Department of Health social distancing guidelines, to approve a measure delivering workers’ compensation benefits to health care and public safety workers. These front-line workers are here for us in a crisis, and now we are making sure they have some help financially should they contract COVID-19 in the line of duty.

The bill can be found here, and a video recording of the House floor session can be found on the House Public Information YouTube page. I released this statement.


Remote committees meet this week

On Tuesday, the Education Policy Division, of which I am a member, held a remote  informational hearing to discuss HF 4415 a bill to pay compensation for hourly employees as a result of school days cancelled due to COVID-19 during the 2019-2020 school year. You can listen to the hearing here

Governor Walz delivers State of the State

On Sunday, Governor Walz delivered his State of the State address to Minnesota via video from the Governor’s Residence. The governor said Minnesotans are resilient and will get through the challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic.

A recording of the governor’s address is available  . A state COVID-19 dashboard of data and resources is available here. Click here to read my statement.

Disaster Declaration

A major disaster has been declared by the president for the State of Minnesota, granting a request made by Gov. Walz. Minnesota will now be offered federal assistance to help mitigate the pandemic’s impact on public health, unemployment and more.

U.S. Senators Klobuchar and Smith announce COVID-19 housing funds for MN

This week, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith announced $47 million in grants will come to Minnesota to meet the housing needs of those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the grants, which Congress made available through the CARES Act. The grants are meant to help low-income families and other vulnerable citizens. You can read more here.


You can contact me at or (651) 296-4219. Be sure to “like” my official state representative Facebook page!

Thank you for the privilege of serving District 60A in the legislature.


Sydney Jordan

State Representative

Representative Sydney Jordan

553 State Office Building

St. Paul, MN 55155



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