MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is expected Wednesday to announce the extension of the peacetime emergency order into early June. This will allow him to continue to make executive orders and close businesses and schools in the state. However, this is separate from the stay-at-home order, which is set to expire on May 18. Meanwhile, in Washington, Democrats have proposed another round of coronavirus relief.
Here are the latest updates in the COVID-19 pandemic:
- 12:09 p.m.: Roseville announces the cancelation of its annual Rosefest and Fourth of July fireworks celebration.
- 11:15 a.m.: An updated COVID-19 model is predicting about 800 lives will be saved if Minnesota’s stay-at-home order is extended until May 31.
- 11 a.m.: MDH officials report an additional 431 cases of COVID-19. The death toll has risen to 638.
- 9:51 a.m.: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Minneapolis is now recommending that residents vote early by mail this election year.
- 7:58 a.m.: Minnesota native Bob Dylan is the latest musician to cancel a concert tour amid continued COVID-19 closures and social distancing.
- 6:17 a.m.: New flare ups of the novel coronavirus in Asia are prompting fears of a second wave of infections.
- 6 a.m.: The newly formed House Coronavirus Committee is holding its first briefing on reopening the economy amid the pandemic, with five experts set to speak to lawmakers Wednesday afternoon.
- 5:18 a.m.: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, has unveiled a proposal for the next phase of coronavirus relief legislation. The bill includes assistance to state and local governments, hazard pay for frontline health care workers, forgiveness of student debt and bolstering Medicaid and Medicare.
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Source: CBS Minnesota