(Minneapolis, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz is saying that Minnesota has bought time against the COVID-19 outbreak. Due to Minnesotans taking social distancing seriously, the infection rate has been slowed. Walz says if severely ill patients get proper ICU care and the beds are available, then survival rates will be much higher. With the infection rates low, Minnesota researchers can allocate more time in planning for patients and for working on treatments and vaccines. Officials have yet to make any decisions on a shelter at home order.