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Governor Walz Announces New Executive Orders

Monday, March 23, 2020

Governor Walz announced today additional executive orders to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Executive Order 20-14 suspends eviction proceedings during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency.
  • Executive Order 20-15 authorizes the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) to establish a Small Business Emergency Loan program for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Executive Order 20-16 directs all non-hospital entities to conduct an inventory of their Personal Protective Equipment, ventilators, respirators, and anesthesia machines, and to report the result to the state, and either donate such equipment to a local coordinating entity or preserve it.
  • Executive Order 20-17 clarifies that Executive Order 20-09, ordering all elective surgeries and procedures be postponed, applies to veterinary surgeries and procedures to conserve protective equipment.

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