ST. PAUL, Minn. – Monday evening, the Minnesota Senate approved SF 3813, a bill transferring $20.8 million from the general fund to the public health response contingency account for the response of COVID-19. Senator David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm), voted in support of the bill.
“We have some of the best health care professionals in the entire country, but we have to make sure they have all of the tools ready at their disposal to meet the challenges of Covid-19,” said Senator Tomassoni. “By moving quickly and early, Minnesota is in a good place to respond and support the health and safety of our citizens, and to be ready for additional needs that may arise from this virus.”
With two confirmed cases of the virus in Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health has set up a hotline to answer questions relating to COVID-19, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 651-201-3920. Residents are also encouraged to visit www.health.state.mn.us for up-to-date and accurate information.