The information provided on this resource page is for informational purposes only and not intended to be legal advice. It is designed to assist our members and other housing providers in understanding COVID-19 and the issues it raises, but it is not intended to address specific circumstances or business situations. For specific legal questions, please consult your legal counsel.

 

22 July 2020

Governor Issues Executive Order Mandating Wearing a Face Covering

Today, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-81 requiring Minnesotans to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. Workers must also wear face coverings outdoors when it is not possible to maintain social distancing.

15 July 2020

$100 Million Housing Assistance and a “Tweak” of the Eviction Moratorium Dial

Governor Walz announced yesterday the creation of a $100 million housing assistance program. The program will be funded with federal dollars through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which was authorized by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Funds will likely be ready to be disbursed by mid- to late-August.

In addition, Governor Walz “tweaked” the Eviction and Lease Termination Moratorium yesterday by issuing Executive Order 20-79 which replaces the previous Executive Orders. The Order goes into effect on August 4th and requires a 7-day notice prior to filing an action permitted under the Executive Order.

23 June 2020

Critical Business Preparedness Plans due June 29

On Friday, June 5th, Governor Walz issued an Executive Order (EO 20-74) which allows businesses whose workers qualified for a Critical Sector exemption to continue operating in the same manner provided in EO 20-48. EO 20-74 requires all Critical Businesses to develop and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan by June 29, 2020. Such plans must comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) COVID-19 guidelines and OSHA standards.

 

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