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On March 24, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-20, declaring a “shelter-in-place” order in Minnesota. From Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. through Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered to stay at home or in their place of residence except to engage in approved activities.
During this time, residential construction, land development and real estate transactions can continue.
What You Need To Know:
Specific information and resources are available below.
Construction and Real Estate Transactions Continue
Executive Order 20-20 directs Minnesotans to stay in their homes from Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm. through Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., unless engaging in an approved activity. Those employed in “critical industries” which includes many Housing First Minnesota member firms, can continue to work, provided proper precautions are taken.
While there was initial confusion, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development amended its Minnesota Critical Businesses List to include all construction, as was originally stated in the Executive Order. Housing First Minnesota has been advocating for your during this difficult time. You can read more about our activities on the Housing First Minnesota blog.
Those continuing to work outside of their homes during this order need to take precautions to limit the ability of COVID-19 to spread. This includes:
Any administrative functions should be done remotely during the two-week order. Sales center and model homes should be open by-appointment-only.
To help you adjust your operations, Housing First Minnesota has assembled a series of documents for use by your employees, trade partners and on your job sites.
Housing First Minnesota Resources
Housing First Minnesota staff is working around the clock to keep you aware of the latest information about COVID-19. For the latest news and information, visit housingfirstmn.org, the Housing First Minnesota blog, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.