Gov. Walz orders Minnesotans to stay at home

Olivia Cohen, Editor-in-Chief

As of Wednesday, March 25, Gov. Tim Walz has issued a “stay at home” order for Minnesotans.

This order, as of now, will last for two weeks. 

This order prohibits Minnesotans from leaving their homes as much as possible, excluding essential activities. If one were to leave their home, the practice of social distancing would remain. 

These activities deemed “essential” include health and safety activities, outdoor activities, necessary supplies and services, interstate traveling, care for others, displacement and relocation to ensure safety. 

Walz specifically emphasized that an important aspect of staying healthy under this order includes mental, emotional and spiritual, as he condoned Minnesotans to get outside during the day. 

This order stems from the project death outcome of Minnesota, which has been calculated to be roughly 75,000. As of March 25, Minn. has had one coronavirus-related death, as well as 11 in intensive care. 

As for HHS, distanced learning is set to begin on April 6 and will run through May 4, at its earliest.