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Minnesota Governor Walz Signs Executive Order Extending COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
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Minnesota Governor Walz Signs Executive Order Extending COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) Following the advice of public health experts, senior advocates, labor leaders, doctors, hospitals, and long-term care providers, Governor Tim Walz today extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency in Minnesota.  By signing Executive Order 20-92, Walz extended the peacetime emergency that gives the state flexibility in responding to rapidly-evolving issues stemming from COVID-19. “My top priority remains the health and safety of Minnesotans,” said Governor Tim Walz.  “As we watch cases rise dramatically in states around us, we must double down in our efforts to protect Minnesota from the spread of COVID-19.” The President declared a national emergency related to COVID-19 on March 13, 2020. Since then, and for the first time in history, the President has approved maj...