Governor Walz Extends Peacetime Emergency As Pandemic Continues
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed an executive order again extending the state’s peacetime emergency, this time through September 11.
Walz says the decision was made following advice from public health experts and advocates for the elderly, as well as labor and medical providers.
The peacetime emergency gives the governor power to issue executive orders and regulate businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also protects residents against evictions and wage garnishment.