"Stay at Home" order goes into effect at midnight Friday


(St. Paul MN-) Governor Tim Walz Stay at Home order goes into effect at midnight tonight and goes through April 10th. Representative Tim Miller says people have contacted him, worried that they will need papers to show to law enforcement if they are out and about working or doing legitimate activities during that period. Miller says a letter from your employer should suffice...

...Miller says people in health care, agriculture, transportation, the media and critical manufacturing are exempt from the stay at home order...

...Minnesotans may leave their residences only to perform the following activities, practicing social distancing while doing so...

-Health and safety activities such as obtaining emergency services or medical supplies,

-Outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, running, biking, hunting or fishing.

-Necessary supplies and services, such as getting groceries, gasoline or carry out.

-Essential and interstate travel, such as returning home from outside the state.

-Care of others, such as caring for a family member, friend or pet in another household.

-Displacement, such as moving between emergency shelters if your home has been unsafe due to domestic violence, sanitation or essential operations reason

-Tribal activities and lands, such as activities by members within the boundaries of their tribal reservation.

Workers who work in critical sectors during this time are exempt from the stay at home order, including...

-Healthcare and public health

-Law enforcement, public safety and first responders

-Emergency Shelters, congregate living facilities, drop-in centers

-Child care

-Food and agriculture

-News media


-Water and Wastewater

-Critical manufacturing.