COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE: January 7, 2022

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Revised quarantine guidelines to align with CDC recommendations.

UPDATE: December 22, 2020

Temporary 8.4% COVID-19 rate increase for PCA Participants: Distribution Plan

PCA Distribution Plan


Temporary 8.4% COVID-19 rate increase for Payroll Model (CDCS/CSG) Participants: Distribution Plan

Payroll Model Distribution Plan

UPDATE: December 18, 2020


MRCI is excited about full menu of programs available today and the future. Recently, a webinar was hosted highlighting some of our recent updates.


A copy of the webinar is now available: December 17 Recording


To speak to someone about our services, please contact our main phone number at 800-829-7110.

UPDATE: November 16, 2020


MRCI is committed to the safety of all the individuals we serve in our programming. At this time, we will continue to follow our COVID preparedness plans and offer person-centered choices in our programming.


To speak to someone about our full menu of services or programming options (in person or virtual), please contact us at our main phone number 800-829-7110.

Additionally, we are preparing to offer additional services in 2021. If you know of an outstanding individual that should join the MRCI team, please encourage them to apply online.

UPDATE: June 29th, 2020

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MRCI is very committed to the safety of all of our workers, clients and families. Copies of MRCI’s in-home worker addendum to its COVID-19 Preparedness Plan is now available.

UPDATE: April 1st 2020

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Here is a link to additional information:

Department of Labor Employee Rights Poster

Additionally, we have included a link to a resource from DOL on Frequently Asked Questions regarding this Act:

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice - FAQ

March 16, 2020
RE: Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Preparedness


For over 65 years MRCI has taken pride in providing the best possible service to the clients and families we serve. For the best interest of our clients and families, MRCI-CDS will not be allowing any outside visitors into our office building during the next two weeks (March 16 – March 30). Once the two weeks are complete, MRCI-CDS will re-evaluate and send communications to our families regarding the next steps. This action is in response to Governor Walz’s announcement of a peacetime state of emergency regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus).


With staff coming and going from your home we ask all to take the following precautions:

  • Clean your hands often:

    • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 second

    • Hand Sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

  • Remain home if sick:

    • Stay home if you are experiencing any flu like symptoms.

    • Seek medication attention for fever, chills and cough symptoms.

  • Cover your cough and/or sneezes:

    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of germs. A sneeze or cough can travel up to 10 feet.

    • Throw used tissues in the trash immediately after use and wash your hands.

  • Clean and disinfect:

    • Clean and disinfect regularly used surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, phones, keyboards and toilets.

    • Using a disinfecting detergent will assist with killing unwanted germs.

  • For more information please visit:


During these next two weeks we ask all clients, families and direct care workers who need to drop items off please do so at our Map Drive location or the designated envelope at the Premier Drive location. Our staff will do the very best to ensure there is no interruption in the payroll process, paying goods and service vendors and hiring employees. The State of Minnesota is actively working on contingency plans to ensure no interruption as well.


At this time, we at MRCI-CDS ask you to review your back up staffing plans to ensure the continuation of care. If you are concerned with your staffing or other needs during this time, please connect with your county case manager for further assistance from your county.


MRCI will continue to provide the best possible customer service during this time and will ensure payments are processed as scheduled whether that is for you and your staff or goods and service vendors. MRCI will continue to keep you posted with any updates or changes in the following weeks.

Thank you for your continued partnership with MRCI.