Emergency funding for the Department of Health (3/12/2020)

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By Rep. Tony Jurgens, 3/12/2020

Hello from the State Capitol,

The legislature voted unanimously in the House and Senate to approve emergency funding for the Department of Health to continue their response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The bill included protections for taxpayers that would require money to be paid back to the general fund if it goes unspent. The legislature is considering additional steps to ensure our state and health care system can respond as quickly and effectively as possible — Minnesotans should have confidence that legislators, the governor, and state agencies are working closely based on the expert recommendations of the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

As this situation unfolds, social media could be rife with misinformation so please continue to rely only on information from trusted sources. Though I will keep you posted on how we’re addressing this topic at the Capitol, your best sources for up-to-date information are the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) websites.

MDH: COVID-19 Home Page
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html

MDH: Prepare and Prevent COVID-19
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/prevention.html

MDH: Situation Update for COVID-19
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/situation.html

CDC: COVID-19 Home Page
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

CDC: COVID-19 FAQ
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

Talk to you soon,
Tony

Representative Tony Jurgens
351 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-3135
E-mail: rep.tony.jurgens@house.mn

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