MN Schools to Remain Closed ’til May 4, Exemptions Made for Landscapers, Lawn-care workers
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz extended the state’s stay-at-home order to May 4. It means dine-in restaurants, bars and amusement parks will remain off-limits to the public until then. The governor also addressed the possibility of students returning to school before the end of the current school year.
“I think it’s unlikely,” says Walz. “But I wouldn’t close the door 100 percent.”
That means distance leaning will continue for all Minnesota students. Other states have already announced that schools will remain closed through the rest of the school year.
Exemptions for Landscapers, Lawn-care Workers
The governor’s extended stay-at-home order also means some businesses that do not have significant group settings can return to work. Those businesses include landscaping and lawn-care companies. Golf courses can also start doing maintenance on their properties.
The order comes as cases of COVID-19 have spread in the northwest suburbs. The city of Maple Grove confirmed its first case this week. St. Therese of New Hope senior living campus also confirmed its first case of COVID-19.
“Do not be complacent. Do not give up all our hard-earned gains,” said Walz upon extending the order.
Here’s the full list of newly exempted businesses: