Late Sunday night, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned. It has been truly an honor and gives me great joy to represent our Edina neighborhoods at the State Capitol. I look forward to continuing efforts that keep moving our community forward.
I’m proud of the swift, bipartisan work we delivered to increase resources to Minnesota’s health care workforce and public health infrastructure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We ensured health care and public safety workers would receive workers’ comp should they get sick with COVID-19. Additionally, the Legislature also approved an emergency response package of legislation providing flexibility and resources in a variety of areas during the crisis, including approval of wills and marriage licenses, expanded telemedicine, remote local government meetings, and alternative health care facilities.
As you know, one of the areas I was and still am working on closely with our governor is finding safe solutions for our small businesses to continue operations with public health at the forefront.
Retailers Now Open with Safety Procedures at Top of Mind
Since the #StaySafe order has gone into effect, I checked in with our local business owners on 50th and 44th France to see how it’s going.