MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) —Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has issued an executive order directing Minnesotans to stay at home for two weeks in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Wednesday afternoon. Walz made the announcement in a 2 p.m. address from his residence, during a daily update on the pandemic with state health officials. The stay at home order goes into effect Friday night at 11:59 p.m. and is scheduled to end on April 10th.
Walz also announced that the closure of bars, restaurants and other public accommodations will be extended to May 1, 2020.