Hennepin County declares a continued local emergency
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners declared a continued local emergency amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to a news release from the county, the declaration allows the county to put its disaster plan into place and provide emergency aid.
Along with the state of emergency, the board also authorized up to $3 million to provide quarantine and isolation spaces for residents who cannot provide their own.
With the declaration, all public-facing services, including libraries, human service centers and licensing services centers will be closed through April 6.