COVID-19: Executive Orders and Declarations

Executive Order 20-01Declaring a Peacetime Emergency and Coordinating Minnesota's Strategy to Protect Minnesotans from COVID-19. Executive Order 20-53 extended the peacetime state of emergency 

Executive Order 20-02Authorizing and Directing the Commissioner of Education to Temporarily Close Schools to Plan for a Safe Educational Environment

Executive Order 20-04: Provided for Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation. Executive Order 20-70: Authorizing use of State Right of Way for Outdoor Dining During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency. Executive Order 20-74: Continuing to Safely Reopen Minnesota’s Economy and Ensure Safe Non-Work Activities during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

Executive Order 20-07: Providing for State Workforce Needs During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

Executive Order 20-10: Prohibits price gouging during the peacetime emergency, responding to reports of essential goods necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of the public being sold at excessive and prohibitive prices.

Executive Order 20-20: "Stay at Home" order through April 8, 2020. Executive Order 20-33 extended this order through Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 11:59pm. 

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Executive Order 20-21: Clarifying Application of Executive Order 20-07 to Allow for Coverage of Employees of Constitutional Officers. 

Executive Order 20-28: Authorizes out-of-state mental health providers to provide telehealth services to Minnesota patients and provide immediate relief to employers and unemployed workers during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency.

Executive Order 20-29: Expediting state unemployment insurance benefits during the emergency. 

Executive Order 20-36: Cuts the salaries of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Chief of Staff and all State Agency Commissioners by 10%. 

Executive Order 20-38: Allowing for Safe Outdoor Activities. 

Executive Order 20-50: Ensuring the Protection of Emergency Government Support and Consumers’ Financial Security from Consumer Garnishment Actions During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency. 

Executive Order 20-54: Protecting Workers from Unsafe Working Conditions and Retaliation During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency. 

Executive Order 20-55: Protecting the Rights and Health of At-Risk Populations during the COVID19 Peacetime Emergency. 

Executive Order 20-96: Restricting Social Gatherings, Celebrations, and the Hours and Operations of Bars, Restaurants, and Venues to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19.

Walz Administration Memorandum to Health Insurance Carriers Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), including a series of guidelines to make COVID-19 testing and treatment more accessible.

Information on City of Minneapolis State of Emergency Declaration: Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey declared a local public health emergency to respond to the threat posed by COVID-19. The mayor’s declaration must be voted on by the city council within 72 hours.

Information on City of St Paul State of Emergency Declaration: St Paul Mayor Melvin Carter declared a State of Local Emergency amid the spread of coronavirus COIVD-19.

Minnesota State Closing and Campus Information: Chancellor Devinder Malhotra's letter to faculty and staff on Minnesota State campus closing.