Governor Walz Signs Order to Extend Peacetime Emergency
Governor Tim Walz signed executive order 20-83 today to extend the COVID-19 peacetime emergency through September 11th.
The peacetime emergency extension aims to continue protecting Minnesotans against evictions and wage garnishment. It also means that the statewide mask mandate will remain in effect, and looks to provide economic relief to those impacted by the pandemic and protects workers from unsafe work conditions.
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present an unprecedented and rapidly evolving challenge to our state,” said Governor Tim Walz. “These executive orders helped us build hospital capacity, secure critical care and personal protective equipment for healthcare providers and launch an aggressive testing strategy. While these actions have slowed the spread of the virus and saved lives, it is important for us to assess the continued need for existing executive orders and rescind executive orders that are no longer necessary.”
President Trump’s COVID-19 national emergency remains in effect, and states of emergency are in place in all 50 states.