Governor Tim Walz just finished his March 25, 2020, daily briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic. During the briefing, he announced a “stay-at-home” executive order that will last from March 27 at 11:59 p.m. until April 10 at 5:00 p.m., with the continued closure of bars, restaurants, and places of amusement (including museums) until at least May 1. Schools will remain closed until May 4.
He said that data show that Minnesotans have been doing a good job of social distancing, with a 50-percent drop in contact with each other. However, in order to buy time to ramp up the ability of healthcare facilities to manage the critical cases of the disease, we need to increase social distancing further. This will slow the spread in order to push out the time frame for peak infections, giving the state time to increase hospital capacity and get needed healthcare supplies.
To see Governor Walz’s press briefing and get more detailed information, visit Minnesota Public Radio.
Given today’s “stay-at-home” executive order, The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum will be closed through May 1. The situation will be reassessed at that time to see if further closure is necessary.
In the meantime, Morrison County Historical Society staff are adding content to our website and investigating alternate ways to offer more programming online, so keeping checking back. You may also keep in touch by following our Twitter feed and Facebook page. Or sign up for our e-newsletter, MCHS News & Notes below.
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Thank you for your sacrifice and patience in slowing down the spread of COVID-19.
Wishing you and yours good health!