The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases in Minnesota. As holidays in April approach, MDH strongly urges Minnesotans to keep up the effort to stay at home and avoid gatherings with anyone outside of their household group. This includes having only telephonic or virtual visits with loved ones in nursing homes or assisted living. This is essential to help limit the spread of the outbreak in Minnesota communities, and it is essential as a tool to help protect the state’s most vulnerable Minnesotans — elderly and those with severe underlying health conditions.