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Minnesota COVID-19 News and Information

Below are the latest articles, information, and resources collected or provided by AARP Minnesota. For questions or concerns, contact the office at mn@aarp.org

Latest COVID-19 News and Information
Care from Home
Resources for updates, home health visits, healthcare resources, food banks, and other state support services.
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We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
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This live Q&A event will address how you can stay safe and protected from Coronavirus related scams. Get expert advice and the latest information on vaccines and how to care for loved ones during the pandemic.
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When it comes to ensuring that our parents are receiving the care they need—and deserve—especially during the coronavirus pandemic, Karen Ouren has learned a thing or two about how to be an effective advocate.
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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released new visitation guidance for long-term care facilities to address social isolation. Residents in Minnesota’s long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, are highly vulnerable to COVID-19. The new guidelines are consistent with new federal guidance in nursing homes, which eases the restrictions on in-person visitations for residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
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In March, AARP Minnesota conducted a survey to understand Minnesotan's top concerns when it comes to COVID-19 and the current pandemic. AARP Minnesota received 371 responses from e-activists who answered questions related to health, finances and community.
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AARP Minnesota volunteer Joanna Lees recently shared a story about how she is staying connected and active during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Authors: Ken Zaiken & Kate Schaefers, AARP MN Executive Council Members
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AARP Minnesota is proud to partner with Twin Cities Film Fest to announce the launch of TCFF Streams, an innovative on-demand streaming platform that will provide Minnesota movie buffs — as well as cineastes across the country — access to award-winning local films.
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AARP is providing information and resources about COVID-19 to help older Minnesotans, and their families protect themselves from the virus and prevent it from spreading to others.
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In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, AARP is providing information, advocacy, and resources to help. On April 17, AARP hosted a telephone town hall with Governor Tim Walz and U.S. Senator Tina Smith to address listeners questions related to COVID-19.
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AARP will host a live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall every Thursday at 12 p.m. (CST). Experts at this week’s live Q&A event will address your questions related to protecting yourself and loved ones from the virus, staying healthy and reducing social isolation.
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The pictures, maybe you’ve seen them. Sons and daughters, moms and dads, husbands and wives – separated by a glass window. This is how some family members are visiting loved ones living in Minnesota’s nursing home and assisted living facilities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. And as heartbreaking as these pictures are, worse are the stories of people dying alone and of goodbyes not said.
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We’re writing with an important message to let you know that we have canceled our external events until further notice. While convening events is a core part of our mission, we have changed our approach in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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