Minnesota shoring up long-term care, hospitals amid ongoing COVID-19 surge
November 23, 2021
Gov. Tim Walz wants to provide $50 million in federal money to help long-term care facilities hire and retain staff in the midst of the state's ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases.
Walz announced the funding proposal Monday along with a new plan for how the Minnesota National Guard will support long-term care facilities that are short of staff.
Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced that a team of doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists from the Department of Defense is scheduled to start working Thursday - Thanksgiving Day - at Hennepin Healthcare's HCMC in Minneapolis.