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Update: Governor Issues "Stay at Home" Executive Order

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Rep. Klevorn


Dear Neighbors,

Moments ago, Governor Walz asked Minnesotans to “buckle it up for a few more weeks” by issuing an executive order that directs us to stay at home and limit movements outside of our homes beyond essential needs. This order takes effect at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 27 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10.

Minnesotans can still leave their residences only to perform any of the following activities, and while doing so, they should practice social distancing:

  • Health and safety activities, such as obtaining emergency services or medical supplies
  • Outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking, running, biking, hunting, or fishing
  • Necessary Supplies and Services, such as getting groceries, gasoline, or carry-out
  • Essential and interstate travel, such as returning to a home from outside this state
  • Care of others, such as caring for a family member, friend, or pet in another household
  • Displacement, such as moving between emergency shelters if you are without a home
  • Relocation to ensure safety, such as relocating to a different location if your home has been unsafe due to domestic violence, sanitation, or essential operations reasons
  • Tribal activities and lands, such as activities by members within the boundaries of their tribal reservation


Workers who work in critical sectors during this time are exempt from the stay at home order. This includes, but is not limited to, jobs in:

  • Healthcare and public health
  • Law enforcement, public safety, and first responders
  • Emergency shelters, congregate living facilities, drop-in centers
  • Child care
  • Food and agriculture
  • News media
  • Energy
  • Water and wastewater
  • Critical manufacturing

The Governor is working hard to protect Minnesotans by buying us precious time to slow the spread of COVID-19 and I fully support his decision.




As Minnesotans, our grit, compassion, and resiliency are only a few of our best qualities. Now more than ever, these will help guide us through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact me anytime with questions, ideas, or to let me know if I can provide any assistance. I can be reached at 651-296-5511 or by email at

Thank you for the honor of representing our Plymouth families at the Capitol (currently, via Plymouth).


Ginny Klevorn

State Representative