Governor Walz signs $330 Million COVID-19 response package

ST. PAUL, MN. (WKBT)– Governor Tim Walz signed State Bill HF 4531, which will bring $330 million in COVID-19 in aid to help manage the pandemic state-wide.

“Legislators put aside politics to fight the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of Minnesotans. We’re only in the early stages of Minnesota’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, but this law will help ensure we have the right supports in place to prepare for what’s to come,” said Walz.

The bill also establishes a fund to support further actions, supports food shelves and food banks, and expands support to small businesses.

The state has pledged more than $550 million to manage the outbreak.