Updated: July 13, 2020 02:35 PM
Created: July 13, 2020 02:24 PM
(ABC 6 News) - Gov. Walz announced Monday that he has extended the Peacetime Emergency for an additional 30 days through August 12.
“COVID-19 continues to present an unprecedented and rapidly evolving challenge to our state,” said Governor Walz in a press release. “The peacetime emergency has provided us tools to save lives and mitigate the devastating impacts of this pandemic. As cases skyrocket in other states, we can’t let our guard down now.”
The governor's office outlines the following as examples of how the peacetime emergency has allowed Minnesota to effectively and efficiently respond to the COVID-19 pandemic:
The Legislature may terminate a peacetime emergency extending beyond 30 days by a majority vote of each house.
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