MINNESOTA-  Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday has extended Minnesota’s stay-at-home order to May 4th in order to continue to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The order, which was set to expire Friday April 10, directs Minnesotans to stay-at-home and limit time in the community to essential needs until May 4. Walz also announced that the public accommodations order will be extended from May 1 to May 4.

This means Minnesotans are allowed to leave their homes for crucial items such as groceries, prescriptions, gas, or to go to work if you’re deemed an ‘essential worker.’

Workers who are exempt from the order include but are not limited to:

  • Healthcare and public health
  • Law enforcement, public safety, and first responders
  • Child care
  • Emergency shelters
  • Homeless shelters
  • Food and agriculture
  • News media
  • Energy
  • Water and wastewater
  • Critical manufacturing
  • Public transportation drivers

Those found violating the order could be subject to a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.


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