In Minnesota, the problem is that some supplies needed for testing are in short supply.
Bus companies across the state have seen a plummet in bookings as people clamp down on non-essential travel and schools close their doors.
At least for now. A resolution adopted in the early morning Tuesday said lawmakers would reconvene April 14.
The new guidelines seek to limit tests to health care workers, hospitalized people and people living in close quarters.
The DNR said Monday it will keep its parks, recreation areas, campgrounds and other public lands open for the time being.
The latest executive order came just a few hours after the Minnesota Legislature outlined how they would mostly vacate the capitol after getting a few critical things done to respond to COVID-19.
The closure is meant to give districts time to figure out what instruction will look like for the rest of the school year.
The governor also asked the state Legislature to pass a set of emergency bills related to the outbreak, including help to speed up testing for the virus and modifying unemployment insurance for those impacted by quarantines and closures.
Here are some answers to questions about unemployment, sick leave and what governments are doing to help people who may lose jobs or money due to coronavirus.
As recently as Monday, craft brewers and distillers hoped some compromise with the Teamsters and liquor store owners around several issues might be possible this year. Now?
The legislation, known as the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act, is the latest and perhaps the last version of an emergency insulin bill that has eluded lawmakers for more than a year.
MinnPost is providing daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota, primarily from the press phone call conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health each afternoon.
On Tuesday, city leaders appeared at the state Capitol to ask lawmakers to set aside $20 million in bonding money to help build a music venue that’s key to the city’s plans for the Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment project.
If legislation wants attention at the Capitol, it better have something to do with COVID-19.
A contingent of homeowners and environmental advocates say a proposal to keep wakesurfing 200 feet from shore, docks, and swimmers in Minnesota won’t be effective.
The bill asks voters to give lawmakers the authority to call themselves into special session, a power currently only granted to Minnesota’s governor.
A Senate bill that relies on manufacturers to supply insulin for diabetics who can’t afford it actually got some good marks — along with some questions — from insulin advocates Thursday.
The proposed legislation would loosen some outdated requirements for the types of documents needed to prove identity and residency.
Biden, with a minuscule state operation, benefited from the popularity of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who dropped out of the race the day before the primary and endorsed the former vice president.
Minnesota still doesn’t have a confirmed case of COVID-19, but it is prepared for when it does, say state officials.