Minnesota's "Stay at Home" order now in effect

Cover Image
Photo credit (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Minnesota's stay at home order is now in effect, and runs through April 10.

Governor Tim Walz announced the order for Minnesota during his 2:00 p.m. conference call Wednesday. 

Minnesota’s two-week Stay at Home order takes effect tonight at 11:59. Here’s what’s open and what’s closed.Still have questions? Head to https://t.co/7PMq0DKbwP for resources and answers to frequently asked questions.Let’s keep fighting #COVIDー19, together. #StayHomeMN pic.twitter.com/GNIliXf6lK

— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) March 27, 2020

Listen to our download his announcment:

The order says residents must “stay at home or in their place of residence,” unless they are engaged in a specific list of activities or “Critical Sector Work.”  You can see the list of exempted activities and jobs deemed “critical” in paragraphs five and six of the full text, which is embedded below, with further clarification provided by the Department of Homeland Secruity’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency here.

Jamie Pfuhl, president of the Minnesota Grocers Association, said grocery stores will stay open as normal. She urged people to avoid rushing to stories.  

“By rushing on products, you make it so that there's not enough product left for your neighbors. And we're much more 'Minnesota Nice' than that. We want to make sure that we keep those products on the shelves and that you stick to what your household needs," she said.