Updated: April 08, 2020 04:52 PM
Created: April 08, 2020 01:21 PM
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced on Wednesday he would extend the state's stay at home order to curb the spread COVID-19 to May 4.
The order, which Walz put into place last month, was set to expire Friday.
Under the order, Minnesotans are able to leave their homes for health and safety activities, outdoor activities, gathering necessary supplies, essential travel, the care of others and relocation purposes.
Essential workers are exempt from the stay at home order.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is preparing to announce an extension to his stay-at-home order, which was imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The governor told reporters on Tuesday that the extension will likely include some refinements, but he didn’t provide details. He has called a 2 p.m. news conference.
Minnesota reported 85 new cases Wednesday, raising the state’s total to 1,154, and it reported five new deaths for a total of 39.
Secretary of State Steve Simon has asked lawmakers to temporarily expand his authority to ensure the safe conduct of the 2020 elections during the pandemic.
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