Stay at Home Orders
- Governor Walz has issued a Stay-At-Home order in Minnesota to be in effect from Friday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m. and last until 5 p.m. Friday, April 10. The executive order outlines the jobs/business types that are considered essential during the two-week shutdown. It also lists reasons Minnesotans are allowed to leave their homes during the duration of the order.
- Read the Executive Order Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home for more information.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Essential vs. Non-Essential Businesses/Industries
- View guidance by the US Department of Homeland Security
- View detailed guidance from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. This list is broken down by 173 occupational titles.
- If after reviewing the guidance documents above you are still unsure whether your occupation/business/industry is essential, you may send an email to email@example.com for review.
- Call 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
School and Child Care Questions
- Call 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- For single-family residences: 651-296-8215
- For multi-family residences: 651-297-4455
School Closure Information
Governor’s Executive Orders
A list of recent Executive Orders in response to by Governor Tim Walz are below. To view a full list of Executive Orders, visit the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library’s website.
- Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home
- Clarifying Application of Executive Order 20-09 to Veterinary Surgeries and Procedures
- Directing Non-Hospital Entities to Inventory and Preserve Vital Medical Equipment
- Providing Immediate Relief to Small Businesses
- Suspending Evictions and Writs of Recovery
- Authorizing National Guard Assistance to COVID-19 Response
- Preserving Access to Human Services Programs
- Securing Federal Authority to Continue Human Services Programs
- Combatting Price Gouging
- Directing Delay of Inpatient and Outpatient Elective Surgery and Procedural Cases