COVID-19: Executive Orders and Declarations

Governor Walz Emergency Executive Order 20-01Declaring a Peacetime Emergency and Coordinating Minnesota's Strategy to Protect Minnesotans from COVID-19

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

Governor Walz Emergency Executive Order 20-04: Providing for Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation. Executive Order 20-18 extends this period of closures until May 1, 2020. 

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

Governor Walz 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.

Governor Walz Emergency Executive Order 20-20: "Stay at Home Order"

Click here for a DNR FAQ (What facilities/parks are open or closed? Can I still go outside? Online resources to buy permits and licenses etc.)

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

Governor Walz Emergency 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.

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.