Hi Friend,

The presence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Minnesota is cause for concern but not cause for panic. We all have a role to play in keeping our communities safe and healthy, and I know you might have questions. That is why I am inviting you to join me and U.S. Senator Tina Smith on a free and open-to-the-public coronavirus briefing call with state and local public health experts at 6:00 PM CST on Monday, March 16th.


Dial 855-927-0897 at 6:00 PM CST on Monday, March 16th 
to join
our coronavirus briefing call

Let me know what questions you have about coronavirus by submitting them here – we’ll answer as many questions as possible. You can join in by dialing 855-927-0897 or streaming online here at 6:00 PM on Monday. If you’d prefer to receive a call, please register here.

Coronavirus Update

The coronavirus outbreak has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As your representative in Washington, I'm monitoring the situation closely. I promise to advocate for the safety and security of all Minnesotans at home and abroad, and I’ll do my best to keep you informed. My team and I have launched a coronavirus information center at, where you’ll find a collection of useful and up-to-date information. 


Most individuals with coronavirus will experience minor symptoms and will not require hospitalization. But please, remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, cover your cough, and please stay home if you are sick. While closings, social distancing, and changes to our daily routines can generate fear, please know it’s the pragmatic and responsible approach to protecting our healthcare professionals and ensuring hospital capacity can meet expected demand. We will succeed together.

Still Working to Help YOU

The U.S. Capitol is closed to the public at this time, but my office in Minnetonka will remain open at reduced hours from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM for the foreseeable future in order to continue serving you. As a constituent, you can still:

  • Call my offices in Washington (202-225-2871) and Minnetonka (952-656-5176). If you reach our voicemail during business hours and leave a message, a member of my team will return your call within 24 hours.
  • Reach out for assistance. If you need help with a federal agency, we may be able to help.
  • Send emails and letters. The best way to contact my office is by sending me an email.
  • Schedule meetings. You can still meet with a member of my team by contacting the appropriate office. Please note that, for the time being, meetings will need to occur via telephone or video-conference except in case of emergency.
If you have questions about coronavirus, the Minnesota Department of Health is the best point of contact. You can reach them at 651-201-5414 or online here. If you need assistance with a federal agency related to coronavirus (or anything else), my team is available to help by phone at 952-656-5176 and online

Keep the faith and keep in touch, 

Dean Phillips
Member of Congress

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