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MN Gov. Walz Declares Peacetime Emergency

KAAL-TV
Updated: March 13, 2020 03:25 PM
Created: March 13, 2020 12:23 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Governor Tim Walz today issued Executive Order 20-01 declaring a peacetime emergency in Minnesota and unveiled legislative proposals to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic.

These actions came in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Health announcing new community mitigation strategies to limit the spread of the virus.

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Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm today issued a number of community mitigation strategies, which Governor Walz advises and urges Minnesotans to follow, including:

  • Cancel or postpone large events in excess of 250 people gathered together;
  • Ensure space for social distancing of six feet per person at smaller events and gatherings (less than 250 people); and
  • Limit gatherings with participants at high risk for severe disease to less than 10 people.

Further details on MDH’s recommended community mitigation strategies can be found here.


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