Executive Orders


Listed below are Minnesota Executive Orders signed by Governor Tim Walz affecting congregate or homeless settings.

  • Executive Order 21-01, January 6, 2021
    • Reopening of certain businesses, activities, and schools
    • Allowance of specific social gatherings,
    • Reinforcement of mask mandate and COVID-19 business/organization preparedness plans
  • Executive Order 20-81 July 22, 2020
    • Masks and face covering required at indoor businesses and in public settings.
  • Executive Order 20-79 July 14, 2020
    • Evictions
      • Suspends evictions for:
        • Nonpayment of rent (however does not remove obligation to pay rent),
        • Tenants that remain in housing after termination or nonrenewal of lease,
        • Materials violations of lease, and
        • Termination of redemption period of a residential foreclosure.           
      • Individuals can still be evicted or haves leases terminated during the peacetime emergency in the following situations:
        • Tenants that seriously endanger the safety of others, or
        • Property owners may terminate leases if the owners or owner’s family members are moving into the residence.
      • This order does not alter any of the protections in Minnesota Statute Section 518B.01, Domestic Violence Act or modify No Contact Orders.
      • This order rescinded previous orders regarding evictions 20-14 and 20-73.
      • Minnesota Housing FAQ on eviction executive orders and resources
  • Executive Order 20-55 May 13, 2020
    • Guidance for at-risk populations, including homeless populations, encampments, protection and isolation places, and personal protective equipment.
  • Executive Order 20-01 March 13, 2020
    • Peacetime Emergency declared. Has been extended every 30 days since.
  • All executive orders can be found here.