Governor Walz issued a new Executive Order for Minnesota called “Stay Safe MN.” Stay Safe MN begins on May 18 and relaxes some of the rules and guidelines that were previously being followed under the “Safe at Home” order.
With this new order, Minnesotans are now welcome to gather with friends and family in groups of 10 or less with safe social distancing practices in place. Stay Safe MN also “turns up” the dials to allow for a gradual and safe reopening of Minnesota. For more information on Stay Safe MN – click here
The State of Minnesota announces new tools to help businesses promote safe work environments. Executive Order 20-40, the Governor requires all non-critical businesses coming back into workplace environments to engage in proper health screenings each day. Target Corp, Minnesota IT Services, and the Minnesota Safety Council have created the MN Symptom Screener, a new web-based tool that allows businesses to enter non-personal health information to help make a determination about someone entering their facility.
Learn more about the announcement here.
Gov. Tim Walz COVID-19 Discrimination Letter
Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline
8am-6pm (Monday-Friday), 8am-4pm (Saturday-Sunday) – 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
Minnesota Department of Health Resources
Stay Home MN Order
COVID-19 Preparedness Planning Resources
- SAFE Retail Toolkit developed by Target in response to the fast-changing conditions presented by coronavirus. This toolkit includes templates and guides for employee health screening, benefits examples and cleaning protocols, as well as social distancing and safe employee measures. This guide can be interpreted and adapted to meet your needs.
Scams and Price Gouging
- Attorney General?s Office information on potential COVID-19 scams: click here
- If you believe you have been the victim of a COVID-19 scam, please contact (651) 296-3353 (Metro) or (800) 657-3787 (Greater Minnesota) or use this link to File a Complaint: click here
Resources for Discrimination during COVID-19
- Information on mistreatment and discrimination due to COVID-19. To submit a complaint click here or call 651-539-1133.
- Report discrimination to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights by phone 1-833-454-0148 or complete and submit an online form – click here
- Report racist incidents against Asian Americans to the Asian Americans Advancing Justice – click here
- Joint statement against racism and violence toward Asian American and Pacific Islanders – click here
- Latest Ramsey County data about COVID-19 – click here
- Information on temporary court operation procedures: click here
- Minnesota Commerce Department resource: click here
- Commerce Department Consumer Services Center: 651-539-1600 or file a complaint: click here
Driver & Vehicle Services Updates
- Gov. Walz signed a bill on March 28 – If your driver’s license or instruction permit expired during the peacetime emergency, you have an extension for two months after the month the peacetime emergency ends. You currently have till the end of August 2020 to renew your license/permit.
The REAL ID deadline has been extended to October 1, 2021. We are advising against rushing to DVS locations to apply for REAL IDs at this time. Visit https://bit.ly/DVSOnlineServices for an expanded list of online DVS services (Renew tabs, check DL status, schedule a road test etc.).
If you had a road test canceled due to the stay at home order, you have now received or will soon be receiving a notice to reschedule. Please reschedule promptly; do not miss your appointment; practice and come prepared to pass the first time; wear a mask; clean your car and follow your examiners’ instructions. See DVS Road Tests: How to Be Prepared for Your Exam https://youtu.be/YBAPJBZQh1A. The DVS is currently focused on rescheduling canceled tests. The schedule will reopen to the public to schedule new appointments on June 8.