The executive order, which Gov. Tim Walz had teased earlier in the week, takes effect Saturday and will remain in place until the state’s peacetime emergency declaration ends.
Officials said the decision would come in the next day or two. Also,the Minnesota Department of Health announced 3 more deaths from COVID-19 in Minnesota and that the statewide total for positive cases had risen to 47,457 since the start of the outbreak.
The child had no known underlying health conditions and had two causes of death listed: upper and lower respiratory tract infection and COVID-19.
For the third day in a row, the Minnesota Department of Health announced more than 600 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Melton-Meaux has been able to raise funds from people who can make large contributions — including a range of local DFL notables who would normally be expected to support the incumbent.
With COVID-19 on many voters’ minds, Minnesota has sent out a record number of absentee ballots — more than 350,000 as of last week.
Minnesota officials reported two more deaths due to COVID-19 and 491 new confirmed cases of the disease.
Rumors of people throwing COVID parties — in which people purportedly tried to get COVID-19 — have been widely shared by officials and never turn out to be true.
None of the three people whose deaths were announced on Tuesday were residents of long-term care facilities.
The deaths announced by the Minnesota Department of Health Sunday include those not reported Saturday due to the holiday. All of the reported deaths were among residents of long-term care facilities.
Since the coronavirus pandemic has shut down many other activities, parks in Minnesota have seen record numbers of visitors.
The Minnesota Department of Health also announced Monday that 10 more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, for a total of 1,435.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 1,417 Minnesotans have died of COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic so far.
The Minnesota Department of Health also said Friday that five more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, for a total of 1,411.
MDH also said Wednesday there have been 33,763 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota. The number of confirmed cases is up 294 from Tuesday’s count.
Construction work in Minnesota is always seasonal, with workers applying for unemployment during the winter months. But this spring, those unemployment applications only increased.