COVID-19 Updates and Resources

This resource page has been added in order to keep our community updated on the latest COVID-19 (Coronavirus) developments. As the likelihood of community spread throughout the United States of COVID-19 continues, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus altogether.

Resources:

My office has compiled resource kits for constituents during the outbreak. These are being continuously updated with information to keep you informed. 

UPDATES:

We will continue to update this resource page as information is released. To contact the Otsego office with questions or concerns, please call 763-241-6848. We are here to assist you in any way we can.

  • March 31, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 629 cases of novel coronavirus.

  • March 29, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 503 cases of novel coronavirus.

  • March 28, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 441 cases of novel coronavirus.

  • March 27, 2020: The House of Representatives voted on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Congressman Emmer voted in favor. You can read his statement here. The President signed the bill into law the same day. 

  • March 27, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 398 cases of novel coronavirus.

  • March 26, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 346 cases of novel coronavirus.

  • March 24, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 262 cases of novel coronavirus.

  • March 23, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 235 cases of novel coronavirus.

  • March 22, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 137 cases of novel coronavirus.

  • March 20, 2020: Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin announced that Tax Day has been delayed from April 15 and will now be July 15 this year allowing taxpayers and businesses additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties.

  • March 20, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 115 cases of novel coronavirus.

  • March 19, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 89 cases of novel coronavirus.

  • March 18, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 77 cases of novel coronavirus.

  • March 16, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 54 cases of novel coronavirus. 

  • March 15, 2020: The St. Cloud VA Health Care System issued operational guidelines in response to COVID-19 in relation to their facility. Read more here

  • March 15, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 35 cases of novel coronavirus. 

  • March 14, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 21 cases of novel coronavirus. 

  • March 13, 2020: President Trump declared a national emergency in response to the spread of coronavirus. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act allows the President to mobilize the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and direct federal aid to states hit by disasters and health crises.

  • March 13, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced community-level strategies to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus in Minnesota communities to avoid community spread. Read more here

  • March 13, 2020:  The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that Minnesota now has 14 cases of novel coronavirus. The counties with cases are Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Olmsted, Ramsey, Stearns, Wright. All 14 cases are travel related. 

  • March 13, 2020:  The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed that they have identified four new cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota. A new case in each Hennepin, Dakota, and Stearns counties. Ramsey County now has three cases. Minnesota now has nine cases in the state and all involve people who were infected while traveling or who were infected through contact with others who had traveled.
  • March 13, 2020:  The Department of Health and Human Services announced it is awarding initial funding of $605 million to state and local jurisdictions to support the COVID-19 response.  These funds were provided for by the Congressional passage of the COVID-19 supplemental. Minnesota's initial allocation is $10,548,123.

  • March 12, 2020: The U.S. Department of Labor announced new guidance outlining flexibilities that states have in administering their unemployment insurance (UI) programs to assist Americans affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more here

  • March 11, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed the fourth and fifth cases of novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The cases were discovered through testing Tuesday and involved a Ramsey County resident in the 30s age range, and the Olmsted patient in the 50s age range, both individuals are recovering. 

  • March 10, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed a third presumptive case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The case is an Anoka County resident in their 30s. 

  • March 8, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed a second presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The case is a resident of Carver County in their 50s who was likely exposed to COVID-19 while traveling in Europe in late February.

  • March 6, 2020: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Minnesota’s first presumptive case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The case is an older adult resident of Ramsey County who recently traveled on a cruise ship with a known COVID-19 case.

  • March 5, 2020: Congress passed $8.3 billion in emergency funding to combat coronavirus, and Friday, March 6, President Trump signed this measure into law.