ST. PAUL — State Representative Sandy Layman, R-Cohasset, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Walz's announcement lifting the state's Stay at Home order effective Monday, and laying out plans to allow the reopening of restaurants, churches, and other businesses in the coming weeks.
"While yesterday’s announcement is welcome news for thousands of Minnesota businesses and employees across our state, ultimately I am concerned that the Governor’s order does not go far enough. Many restaurants, salons, campgrounds, and other businesses cannot afford to wait additional weeks to open. For some of these businesses, Governor Walz’s announcement comes too late and their doors will never open again. It’s time for Governor Walz to trust Minnesotans to care for one another and allow the state to safely reopen. We cannot afford to wait any longer.”