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COVID Restrictions: Gov. Walz Expected To Announce Next Steps Monday, Deal Close On Business Relief

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An update on Minnesota’s COVID-19 restrictions is expected Monday as officials say that lawmakers are close to an agreement for business relief.

According to a representative of Gov. Tim Walz, the governor is expected to announce next steps regarding restrictions to businesses and gatherings on Monday. The current dial-back executive order is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18.

The governor’s representative also says a deal is close on business relief.  On Wednesday, Walz announced he will be calling a special session to pass relief for small businesses, workers and families, also slated for Monday. He intends to extend the state’s peacetime emergency at that time.

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Meanwhile, state officials are waiting for the latest data of any COVID-19 spread over the Thanksgiving, the representative said.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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