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All in-person Extension meetings, events and classes are canceled through May 31.

Coping with COVID-19

Extension encourages all Minnesotans to follow the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health regarding COVID-19 and any health emergency.

Now that Minnesotans are in the midst of school and workplace shutdowns, social distancing, and combining working remotely with family caregiving, stress levels can become difficult to manage. 

Extension offers resources and advice for all Minnesotans to help you get through these difficult times.


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Dealing with stress

Feeling overwhelmed? Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment. The Two for You Stress Series of videos brings you practices you can do today to improve your wellbeing. Based on positive psychology research, the series is designed to help you live and lead with intention, especially in times of stress.

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Supporting food security

Minnesota’s rural grocery stores serve as a critical source of emergency food access. This meal kit fact sheet will help grocers working in their communities to prepare and deliver pre-made boxes with 14 days of emergency food that is healthy, shelf-stable, easy to prepare, and calorie sufficient for vulnerable populations facing hardship due to coronavirus.

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Managing income loss

Do you and your family have a plan in case of an emergency? Invest some time planning now and buy yourself peace of mind. We have resources to help you prepare for and recover from financial loss during a crisis or disaster.

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Helping farmers

Farmers and those working throughout the agricultural supply chain will soon be in the midst of the 2020 planting season. Staying healthy during this time is particularly critical as the optimal planting window is only so wide and it can be extremely weather dependent.

Read more on Minnesota Crop News and the Fruit and Vegetable growers blog.

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Resources for businesses and communities

For housing professionals

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