Updates from the Governor
Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order extending the COVID-19 peacetime emergency through September 11. It will protect Minnesotans against evictions and wage garnishment, provides expedited procurement power for personal protective equipment and other equipment, allows Minnesota to re-open society strategically, protects workers from unsafe working conditions, requires wearing a face covering in certain settings and provides economic relief and stability to those impacted by the pandemic.
New visitation guidance to support long-term care facilities’ efforts to balance the need to protect residents with ensuring healthy social and emotional connections became effective on August 29. It creates a cautious and measured process long-term care facilities can use to determine the most appropriate visitation policy to protect their residents and staff. The guidance is available at Long-term Care: COVID-19.