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Diversity Council Newsletters with COVID-19 Info (May 12, 2020)

In light of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email [email protected] and we will do our best to increase awareness.

If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to [email protected] Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

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Techsoap news: Zoom, Teams, COVID-19 forum, Slack, (April 29, 2020)

Techsoap newsletter with information on better usage of collaboration technologies. 

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Updates from the Governor (April 10, 2020)

Updates from the Governor

Like many Minnesotans, Governor Walz will observe the holidays with his family this weekend. Our thoughts are with Minnesotans across faith communities who would typically be spending upcoming religious holidays with extended family and friends. We ask Minnesotans to remember that as hard as social distancing is during this season, it’s still important and will help ensure our neighbors and loved ones stay safe

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Minnesota’s health plans to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19 (April 02, 2020)

Governor Walz today announced that Minnesota’s health plans have agreed to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19. This move comes in response to a March 13 letter from the Governor and State Commissioners of Health and Commerce urging Minnesota health plans to remove barriers to coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Important Update on Applying for Unemployment Insurance Benefits (March 30, 2020)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota's Unemployment Insurance team members are processing more applications for unemployment benefits than ever before. It is our top priority to process applications efficiently and effectively, and to ensure that we can deliver for Minnesotans in this time of need.

To ensure our system can handle the increased activity we are experiencing, we are asking that *new* unemployment insurance applicants apply online on an assigned day, based on your social security number (SSN).

If you need to apply for unemployment benefits for the first time, please refer to the schedule below to learn when you are scheduled to apply. You will only be allowed to apply on your assigned day - or on Thursday or Friday if you missed your assigned day.

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Governor Tim Walz Press Conference Summary (March 27, 2020)

Governor Tim Walz today joined leaders from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Department of Employment and Economic Development, Department of Education, and the State Emergency Operations Center to answer questions from the press on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SBA Low Interest Loans Announcement (March 19, 2020)

Helping Minnesota Businesses during COVID-19 Starting soon businesses can apply for SBA low interest loans.

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United Way of Olmsted County: Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination (March 16, 2020)

Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination: United Way has created a channel for Rochester-area nonprofits to coordinate staffing resources to meet the demand for essential services during a Covid-19 outbreak

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Cradle to Career (March 02, 2020)

Feb news, Jan. Updates to RPS Board

 

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Federal Reserve Bank quality education initiative (February 18, 2020)

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis invitation to support constitutional amendment to guarantee a quality education for all of our state's  children.  

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Creating a 21st Century Community Space (January 30, 2020)

 Community Mobilization Resource Coalition formed to drive 21st Century Community Space. 

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