As hospitals express concern about capacity to treat Minnesotans with COVID-19, Governor Walz has dialed back reopening efforts to curb the spread of the virus in Minnesota. Beginning Friday, November 20, broad restrictions will apply temporarily to many sections of our daily lives.
The most significant and perhaps most challenging restriction comes at a difficult time. The holiday season is difficult for many under normal circumstances. During COVID-19 it will be even more challenging. This time of year is when some gather with extended families, distant friends, and other special people in our lives. But this year should be different.
Within these guidelines is the opportunity to celebrate with those you already live with, but in order to protect our most vulnerable Minnesotans, we are urging you to reconsider any gathering that bring people of different households together.
Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Order
More about the Dial Back, Minnesota Executive Order 20-99.