Governor Walz orders Minnesotans to Stay at Home
Governor Tim Walz made suspicions official Wednesday afternoon by implementing Executive Order 20-20 or the “Stay at Home” Order for Minnesotans. The Order will limit the movements outside the home beyond essential needs, which will take effect at 11:59pm on Friday, March 27th and ends 5pm on Friday, April 10th.
Walz took into account the numbers for people who may need hospitalization.
Minnesotans can still leave their homes, while still observing social distancing tactics.
Essential service workers are exempt from the stay at home order, which includes but not limited to health care workers, law enforcement, childcare, news media, and critical manufacturers. Walz says the immediate list can change in the coming weeks.
Governor Walz also issued executive orders extending the closure of bars, restaurants, and other public accommodations until May 1st, 2020 at 5pm, and the Commissioner of Education was authorized to implement a Distance Learning Period for students beginning on March 30th through May 4th, 2020.