On March 25th, Minnesota Governor Walz issues an Order that beginning on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm, all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered to stay at home or in their place of residence except to engage in essential work activities and Critical Sector work.  Places of residence can include your home, hotels, motels, lodging houses, etc.

 

State Residents May Leave Their Home to Perform the Following:

  • Health and safety activities – such as obtaining emergency services or medical supplies;
  • Outdoor activities – such as walking, hiking, running, biking, hunting, or fishing;
  • Necessary supplies and services – such as getting groceries, gasoline, or carry-out;
  • Essential and interstate travel – such as returning to a home from outside this state;
  • Care of others – such as caring for a family member, friend, or pet in another household;
  • Displacement – such as moving between emergency shelters if you are without a home;
  • Relocation to ensure safety – such as relocating to a different location if your home has been unsafe due to domestic violence, sanitation, or essential operations reasons; and
  • Tribal activities and lands – such as activities by members within the boundaries of their tribal reservation.

 

Some Workers are Exempt from the Stay at Home Order:

Workers who work in critical sectors are exempt from the stay at home order. This includes, but is not limited to, jobs in:

  • Healthcare and public health;
  • Law enforcement, public safety, and first responders;
  • Emergency shelters congregate living facilities, drop-in centers;
  • Child care;
  • Food and agriculture;
  • News media;
  • Energy;
  • Water and wastewater; and
  • Critical manufacturing.

For more information about this announcement, please click here to review the full text of the Governor’s Order.