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Governor Walz Declares Peacetime Emergency, Unveils Legislative Proposals to Prepare for COVID-19 Pandemic


March 20, 2020

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.

  “The safety and well-being of Minnesotans is my top priority and we are working around the clock to combat the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Walz.  “I am declaring a peacetime emergency in Minnesota to ensure the State is able to respond more rapidly to is...

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