SAINT PAUL, MN— Today, Governor Tim Walz announced an executive order that directs all Minnesotans to stay at home and limit movements outside their homes to only essential needs. The Stay at Home order will be in effect from Friday, March 27 to Friday, April 10.
“There is significant, reliable data that concludes staying home makes a tremendous difference in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and as a result, saving lives. Mitigation will allow our health care systems and the people who care for the sick to continue to do their life-saving work. The decision by the Governor to order a Stay at Home order for Minnesotans is the right one,” said Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent. “The Senate DFL caucus remains as committed as ever to engaging with our constituents and communities across the state to provide further clarity, guidance, and answers during this time.”
The Governor also extended the closure of bars, restaurants, and other public gathering spaces until Friday, May 1 and has authorized the Commissioner of Education to implement a Distance Learning Period beginning on Monday, March 30 until Monday May 4.