Senator Bigham Supports Executive Order Expanding Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Friday, Governor Walz signed executive order 20-38, expanding the outdoor recreation opportunities that are acceptable under the stay-at-home order while still adhering to the CDC and MDH guidelines. The activities include state parks and recreational areas, water access points, marinas and docks, golf courses, off-highway vehicle trails, lake service providers, bait shops, shooting ranges, and game farms.

“I want to thank Governor Walz for continuing to take a measured approach that prioritizes the health of Minnesotans, not just in regards to COVID-19, but in providing outdoor and other physical activities that can be done with protective measures in place,” said Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove). “We must not jeopardize the success we have had in flattening the curve, but we can and should take steps that help Minnesotans during this time.”

These new provisions will go into effect on Saturday, April 18 at 5:00 a.m. Details on Executive Order 20-38 can be found here.

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Karla Bigham represents District 54 in the southeast Twin Cities metro, including parts of Dakota and Washington counties.

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