Gov. Walz Extends Peacetime Emergency Due To COVID-19 Outbreak
July 14, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz has announced he is extending the state’s peacetime state of emergency due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as the number of positive cases in Minnesota has been on the rise.
The governor had previously extended the emergency order back in the middle of June. It was set to expire on Monday. The initial state of emergency was issued by Walz on March 16.
“COVID-19 continues to present an unprecedented and rapidly evolving challenge to our state,” Walz said. “The peacetime emergency has provided us tools to save lives and mitigate the devastating impacts of this pandemic. As cases skyrocket in other states, we can’t let our guard down now.”