Minnesota

COVID-19 Resources

Overview

State Executive and Legislative Orders

  • 6/03/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-70, “Authorizing use of State Right of Way for Outdoor Dining During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency” 
  • 5/28/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-64, Activating the Minnesota National Guard and Declaring a Peacetime Emergency to Provide Safety and Protection to the People of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Surrounding Communities 
  • 5/27/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-63, “Continuing to Safely Reopen Minnesota’s Economy and Ensure Safe Non-Work Activities during the COVID-10 Peacetime Emergency” 
  • 5/26/2020: City of Minneapolis, Press Release, “City outlines guidance for restaurants, other businesses” 
  • 5/23/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-62, “Amending Executive Order 20-56 to Allow Worship, Weddings, and Funerals to Proceed as Safely as Possible during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency” 
  • 5/21/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-60, “Extending the Relief from Regulations for Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota Declared in Executive Orders 20-24 and 20-44”
  • 5/21/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-61, “Extending the Relief from Regulations for Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota Declared in Executive Order 20-45”
  • 5/20/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Chart, “Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan”
  • 5/15/2020: MetroTransit, “Face coverings required on buses, trains” 
  • 5/15/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-59, “Extending the Relief from Regulations for Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota Declared in Executive Orders 20-06 and 20-37”
  • 5/15/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-58, “Authorizing the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to Hold Remote Meetings as Necessary to Protect Health and Safety”
  • 5/14/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-57, “Authorizing and Directing the Commissioner of Education to Allow for a Safe and Effective Summer Learning Environment for Minnesota’s Students”  
  • 5/13/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-56, “Safely Reopening Minnesota’s Economy and Ensuring Safe Non-Work Activities during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency”
  • 5/13/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-55, “Protecting the Rights and Health of At-Risk Populations during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency”
  • 5/13/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-54, “Protecting Workers from Unsafe Working Conditions and Retaliation During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency”
  • 5/13/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-53, “Extending the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency Declared in Executive Order 20-01”
  • 5/13/2020: City of Minneapolis, Press Release, “City recommends signing up online to vote early by mail this election year” 
  • 5/11/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-52, “Authorizing Students in Critical Sectors to Return to Safe Higher Education Institutions for Completion of a Postsecondary Credential”
  • 5/7/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Press Release, “Governor Walz Announces New Five-Point Plan for Protecting Minnesota’s Long-Term Care Residents, Workers”
  • 5/5/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-51, Requiring Facilities to Prioritize Surgeries and Procedures and Provide Safe Environment during COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency  
  • 5/4/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-50, Ensuring the Protection of Emergency Government Support and Consumers’ Financial Security from Consumer Garnishment Actions During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 5/4/2020: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Engaging Minnesota to Rebuild a Safe & Inclusive Economy (survey)
  • 5/1/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-49, Allowing Commercial Food Trucks to Operate at Highway Rest Areas in Minnesota During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 4/30/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-48, Extending and Modifying Stay at Home Order, Continuing Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation, and Allowing Additional Workers in Certain Non-Critical Sectors to Return to Safe Workplaces
  • 4/29/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-47, Clarifying Application of Executive Order 20-33 to Homeless Encampments
  • 4/25/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-46, Authorizing Out-of-State Healthcare Professionals to Render Aid in Minnesota during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 4/24/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-45, Providing for Emergency Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota
  • 4/24/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-44, Providing for Emergency Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota
  • 4/24/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-43, Allowing Shareholders Flexibility to Hold Remote Meetings and Avoid Gatherings During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 4/24/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-42, Ensuring that Emergency Economic Relief Does Not Prevent Eligibility for Essential Human Services Programs During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 4/24/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Press Release, Governor Walz Announces New COVID-19 Testing Website
  • 4/23/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-41, Authorizing and Directing the Commissioner of Education to Extend the Distance Learning Period and Continue to Provide a Safe Learning Environment for Minnesota’s Students 
  • 4/23/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-40, Allowing Workers in Certain Non-Critical Sectors to Return to Safe Workplaces
  • 4/22/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-39, Providing Administrative Flexibility to the Department of Human Rights  
  • 4/17/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-38, Allowing for Safe Outdoor Recreation
  • 4/17/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-37, Extending the Relief from Regulations for Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota Declared in Executive Order 20-06
  • 4/16/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Press Release, Midwest Governors Announce Partnership to Reopen Regional Economy
  • 4/15/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-36, Directing Salary Reductions for Certain Officials
  • 4/8/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-33, Extending Stay at Home Order and Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation
  • 4/8/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-32, Ensuring that Healthcare Providers Can Respond Quickly and Safely During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 4/8/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-31, Providing for Relief from Regulations to Certain Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota
  • 4/8/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-30, Providing National Guard Assistance for Spring Flood Response and Protection
  • 4/7/2020: Hennepin County, Designating Additional Funding for COVID-19 Response
  • 4/6/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-29, Amending Executive Order 20-05 to Expedite State Unemployment Insurance Benefits During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 4/6/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-28, Allowing Out-of-State Mental Health Providers to Render Telehealth Aid and Permitting Certain Licensing Boards to Provide License and Registration Relief During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency 
  • 4/3/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-27, Providing for Emergency Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota
  • 3/31/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-26, Ensuring Continuing Operations of the Medical Cannabis Program during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 3/31/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-25, Authorizing Peace Officers, Firefighters, and Security-Related Licensing Boards to Modify Requirements During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 3/27/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-24, Providing for Emergency Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota
  • 3/27/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-23, Authorizing Minnesota Health-Related Licensing Boards to Modify Requirements During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 3/27/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-22, Authorizing the State Auditor to Temporarily Suspend Reporting Requirements During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 3/27/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-21, Clarifying Application of Executive Order 20-07 to Allow for Coverage of Employees of Constitutional Officers
  • 3/25/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-20, Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home 
  • 3/25/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-19, Authorizing and Directing the Commissioner of Education to Implement a Distance Learning Period and Continue to Provide a Safe Learning Environment for Minnesota’s Students
  • 3/25/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-18, Continuing the Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation
  • 3/23/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-17, Clarifying Application of Executive Order 20-09 to Veterinary Surgeries and Procedure
  • 3/23/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-16, Directing Non-Hospital Entities to Inventory and Preserve Vital Medical Equipment During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 3/23/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-15, Providing Immediate Relief to Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 3/23/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-14, Suspending Evictions and Writs of Recovery During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 3/21/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-13, Authorizing National Guard Assistance to COVID-19 Response
  • 3/20/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-12, Preserving Access to Human Services Programs During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 3/20/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-11, Securing Federal Authority to Continue Human Services Programs During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 3/20/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-10, Combatting Price Gouging During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 3/19/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-09, Directing Delay of Inpatient and Outpatient Elective Surgery and Procedural Cases During COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 3/18/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-08, Clarifying Public Accommodations Subject to Executive Order 20-04
  • 3/17/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-07, Providing for State Workforce Needs During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
  • 3/17/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-06, Providing for Emergency Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota
  • 3/16/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-05, Relaxing Unemployment Insurance Requirements
  • 3/16/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-04, Ordering Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation
  • 3/16/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-03, Ordering Protection of Minnesota Veterans Homes From COVID-19
  • 3/15/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-02, Ordering Temporary Closure of Schools
  • 3/13/2020: Governor of Minnesota, Executive Order 20-01, Declaring a Peacetime Emergency and Coordinating Minnesota’s Strategy to Protect Minnesotans from COVID-19

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Judicial Information

Faegre Drinker’s COVID-19 Task Force maintains up-to-date internal resources which track federal, state and local court openings and operations, as well as coronavirus-related judicial opinions. If you have any questions regarding these internal resources or the following judicial information, please contact Stephanie Gutwein

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Insights

Insights

Updates May 2020

Minnesota Statutes Create Uncertainty on ‘pay2020’ Property Tax Appeal Deadline

5 min read  
Media Mentions May 2020

Dan Prokott Provides Guidance on Considerations for Minnesota Businesses Planning to Reopen

2 min read  
Updates May 2020

Minnesota Legislative Update: ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order Extended, Senate Passes Tax Plan

4 min read  
Updates April 2020

States Issue Guidance Concerning Effect of Telecommuting on Wage Withholding Requirements

3 min read  
Updates April 2020

Minnesota Governor Issues Emergency Order to Facilitate Virtual Shareholder Meetings for Public Companies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

3 min read  
Media Mentions April 2020

Andrew Murphy Describes COVID-19 Liability for Minnesota Employers

1 min read  
Updates April 2020

Minnesota Legislative Update: COVID-19 Testing Agreement Initiated

6 min read  
Updates April 2020

Minnesota Legislative Update: Legislature Reconvenes

11 min read  
Updates April 2020

Minnesota Legislative Update: Governor Extends Stay at Home Order

2 min read  
Updates April 2020

Employer COVID-19 Responses May Trigger Additional State and Local Wage Payment, Notice and Other Obligations

9 min read  
Updates April 2020

Minnesota Legislative Update: An Unprecedented State of the State

9 min read  
Media Mentions April 2020

Adam Smith Interviewed by Minnesota Lawyer About Cyber Risks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

1 min read  
Updates April 2020

Environmental Agencies Adopt Regulatory Flexibility in Response to COVID-19

12 min read  
Updates March 2020

Minnesota Legislative Update: COVID-19 Response Continues

7 min read  
Updates March 2020

Tax Filing Updates Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

3 min read  
Updates March 2020

Minnesota Legislative Update: COVID-19 Emergency Measures

6 min read  
Media Mentions March 2020

Matt Levy Speaks with Twin Cities Business about COVID-19’s Impact on Contracts

1 min read  
Updates March 2020

Special Update: Minnesota Legislature Recesses

3 min read  
Updates March 2020

Minnesota Legislative Update: Coronavirus Preparation and Response Takes Spotlight

9 min read  
Updates March 2020

Minnesota Legislative Update: Coronavirus and Super Tuesday Take Center Stage

5 min read  
Media Mentions March 2020

Nicole Truso Speaks with Minnesota Lawyer about the Coronavirus and its Effects on Employee Rights

1 min read  
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