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March 18, 2020

ST. PAUL – State Representative Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook, said he will continue working to represent the citizens of District 02A, even as the Minnesota House’s daily operations have been altered amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The House formally will remain in session as the state addresses the pressing public health issue surrounding COVID-19, with meetings and floor sessions taking place on an on-call basis until April 14. Alternate means of working will allow the House to respond to the needs of Minnesotans, while also fully complying with Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines including social distancing, limiting large gatherings, telework, and increased cleaning measures necessitated by COVID-19.

“We are in an unprecedented situation and we need to take proper precautions but there is no need to panic,” Grossell said. “My top priority right now is to work to ensure the people of Minnesota are safe. I will continue to make sure my constituents have the information and resources they need to make informed decisions to protect themselves and their families. Continue to use the common-sense personal hygiene practices we were all taught by our parents when we were young that we passed on to our own children; but prayer to the good Lord above all should come first and foremost."

Grossell continued, "Please continue to listen to the advice of experts and be sure to wash your hands, stay home if you’re sick, cover your cough, and practice social distancing. Stay safe and God Bless.”

Hotlines are available to assist Minnesotans, including a public line (651) 201-3920 and a line for questions specifically related to schools and/or childcare (651) 297-1304. Several online resources also are available to help individuals stay up to date:

• MDH’s COVID-19 page:

• Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 page:

• CDC COVID-19 page:

Rep. Grossell can be reached at (651) 296-4265 or at


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