“I am diametrically opposed to the language that we’ve got before us,” said the ranking Republican on the Minnesota House’s elections subcommittee, Rep. Jim Nash. “I don’t think you’re gonna find a lot of support coming out of the GOP for this.”
As more data comes in from China and Italy, as well as Washington state and New York, more cardiac experts are coming to believe the COVID-19 virus can infect the heart muscle.
The Minnesota Department of Health also said Thursday there have been 1,154 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 85 cases from Tuesday.
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, the governor has extended the order until May 4.
The bill passed Tuesday — and signed by Gov. Tim Walz Wednesday — changes Minnesota’s workers’ compensation law to include the presumption that a first responder who gets COVID-19 got it on the job.
Also: More than 355,000 Minnesotans have applied for unemployment insurance since March 16, and state data show people of color applying for the benefits at much higher rates than white residents.
Among other things, a coalition of African-American organizations called the Northside Community Response Team has created an outreach strategy that includes television and radio programming, community health efforts and economic aid.
Even the worst-case scenario might not reflect an accurate picture of the economy, however, as the state will have to wait to see the full effect of the COVID-related shutdowns.
In mid-March, as the number COVID-19 cases in the state began to climb, SRHN leadership announced that staff would work from home and naloxone trainings would be shifted from in-person to virtual.
In his second State of the State speech, the governor didn’t talk about legislative requests or address other issues besides COVID-19. Instead, he used his time warn of troubles ahead — and to reassure Minnesota’s citizens.
Two more Minnesotans have died from COVID-19 and another 76 people have tested positive for the disease, state health officials said Saturday.
Having just a few hours to look through a measure that appropriated $330 million for emergency responses to COVID-19, most of the elected members of the Legislature weren’t sure exactly what was in it.
The Minnesota Department of Health launched a group of free programs this week to help state residents quit nicotine.
“It’s a really tough time right now because of the uncertainty,” said Judy Hulterstrum, executive director of the Litchfield Area Chamber of Commerce, “but we’re staying as positive as we can.”
The gathering of the committee Wednesday was noteworthy, less for its agenda than for its format — and for a technical glitch that made for some interesting reading.
Gov. Tim Walz also announced today he will give the State of the State address Sunday at 7 p.m., broadcast by remote camera at the governor’s residence.
Patients with an underlying health issue were more likely than the others in the study to require hospitalization and intensive care for COVID-19.
The effort to create a $100 million fund to help lower-income Minnesotans pay rent has brought together people who don’t always agree: those who own and manage rental housing and those who advocate for tenants.
Across the state, housing advocates are worried that shelters’ inability to keep guests away from each other could turn the facilities into “ground zero” for an outbreak.
MDH also reports that 7,984 people have been tested by way of the department’s Public Health Laboratory while another 10,874 have been tested via other labs.