Governor Tim Walz announced a two week stay at home order for Minnesota during his 2 pm conference call today.
Executive Order 20-20 begins midnight on Friday and runs through April 10.
Governor Walz today tweeted, “We must take bold action to save the lives of Minnesotans. As a former Command Sergeant Major in the Army National Guard, I believe in having a plan – which is why I’m directing Minnesotans to stay at home and limit their movements to essential services.”
Under the Governor’s stay at home order you may: go to the grocery store or pharmacy and see your doctor. You may also get take-out, delivery or drive-through from local restaurants and pick-up essentials for neighbors.
The order directs Minnesotans not to go to work UNLESS they provide an essential service. Essential services would include:critical manufacturing, healthcare and public health, law enforcement, public safety, 1st responder, childcare, food & agriculture, news media, energy, water and wastewater.
During the stay-at-home order, Minnesotans should not: visit loved ones in a hospital or nursing home- except under limited circumstances and they should not socialize in groups.
Here is a FAQ page from Governor Walz’s webpage