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July 26, 2020

Minnesota is filled with pediatricians and child health advocates who are making a difference in their communities. Consider submitting a nomination for one or both awards below: Distinguished Service Award Each year the MNAAP recognizes a pediatrician for his or her outstanding efforts that contribute to the improvement of child health care. This is really […]

Effective Saturday, July 25, Minnesotans will be required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and indoor businesses, unless they are alone, according to Executive Order 20-81, announced by Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday. MNAAP leadership had signed on to a letter of support for this measure, along with the Minnesota Medical Association and […]

July 24, 2020

July 2020 The Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) strongly supports guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) regarding school re-entry for the 2020-2021 school year. We believe all policy considerations for the coming school year should begin with a goal of having students physically present in school in a manner […]

July 19, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics joined with several national education organizations to release  a statement that affirms, “Returning to school is important for the healthy development and well-being of children, but we must pursue re-opening in a way that is safe for all students, teachers and staff.” The Minnesota Department of Education is expected to release guidance […]

The Minnesota Legislature returned to St. Paul for the second time in as many months for another special session on July 13.  State law requires the Legislature to be in session should the governor implement or extend a peacetime emergency declaration. Gov. Walz did just this week, extending the existing emergency declaration into mid-August.  While […]

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