After more than three years, is officially ending its Emergency Declaration with the repeal of the declaration by the Goodhue County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, effective Wednesday, May 17th.
The repeal is done in parallel with the Federal government having announced the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ended May 11th.
In Goodhue County, and elsewhere in Minnesota, case numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19 are significantly lower than they were during the surge in late 2021 and early 2022.
Noted in the memo to the Board of Commissioners, Goodhue County thanked the tireless efforts of all community members, workers, businesses, schools, hospitals, clinics, organizations, and local health and human services who have navigated together through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most importantly, don’t forget the 156 neighbors and loved ones we have lost to this virus here in Goodhue County.