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Walz declares “Peacetime Emergency” in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) - Gov. Walz has issued an executive order and announced mitigation strategies to limit the spread of the virus.

Minnesotans are urged to cancel or postpone events with 250 people or more, stay at least 6 feet away from people at smaller gatherings, and limit gatherings with high risk people to less than 10 people.

The governor is also requesting COVID-19 emergency funds from the state legislature.

In a news release, Governor Walz said "The safety and well-being of Minnesotans is my top priority and we are working around the clock to combat the spread of COVID-19."


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