3/16/2020 6:00:46 PM
St. Paul – March 16, 2020
In order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Walz today has announced the temporary closure of Minnesota restaurants and bars to dine-in customers as well as the closure of other places of public accommodation and amusement. This order is effective March 17th at 5:00pm until March 27 at 5:00pm. The closures will be evaluated at the end of this 10-day period.
The Governor also issued an executive order to help ensure that workers who are not able to work as a result of COVID-19 have benefits available. If you are unemployed or have your hours reduced, please apply for unemployment benefits by going online to uimn.org. The website can accept applications Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please apply on the website to ensure the most efficient processing of applications during this unprecedented situation.
Employers can find employer-focused COVID-19 related information that is updated regularly on the Information for Employers page.
You can find out more about the actions taken today on the Governor’s website.