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Blog: Driver and Vehicle Services closes offices to help slow the spread of COVID-19

DVS office doors with closed signs postedAs you know, Gov. Walz issued a stay at home order last week – and Minnesotans are taking it very seriously. The Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division is no exception: They have closed all their exam stations statewide, and independently owned and operated deputy registrar and driver’s license agent offices are closed as well. The closure started at the end of the business day on Friday, March 27 and will continue through April 10, which is when the stay at home order expires.

Our latest blog will tell you what’s happening in the meantime.

Blog: How to Spot a COVID-19-Related Scam

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best in many people. But, as in every crisis, there are those who would take advantage of the situation for their own gain, and this is no time to let down our guard. In this case, cyber criminals know COVID-19 has created a lot of interest and fear, and they’re counting on the public’s interest in obtaining information or assistance online. They’re using that to conduct financial fraud and disseminate malware with social media, email and direct contact.

Learn what to look for and how to stay safe from scams in this blog.

Blog: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Affect Domestic Abuse Victims

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The COVID-19 emergency has touched every Minnesotan’s life in one way or another. Most of us are staying home much more than we’re accustomed to. For some, it provides a chance to spend more time with our families and pets. But for others, home is the most dangerous place they can be.

That’s because, for many domestic abuse survivors, a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic just makes things worse. Learn how the pandemic affects domestic abuse and how you can help in this blog.