COVID-19 Stay Home MN Order: What does it mean for you?

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday, March 25 ordered all Minnesotans to stay at home starting through April 10. The City of Winona fully supports this choice as an additional measure to protect the health and safety of all Winona residents.

THIS MEANS:

  • All businesses except those deemed essential are closed
  • Restaurants, bars and other public accommodation businesses previously closed will remain closed until May 1 at 5pm
  • Schools are closed now through at least May 4 – online learning has started for Winona-area public, private and charters schools

What does this mean for you? In short, stay at home unless it’s absolutely necessary to leave.

YOU CAN:

  • Visit your doctor
  • Buy groceries and needed supplies
  • Deliver supplies to sick or homebound friends and family
  • Go to work if your employer has determined you are an essential employee
  • Take care of essential business
  • Continue to do outside chores and activities at your home
  • Take walks or walk pets

YOU SHOULD:

  • Limit trips to one to two times a week
  • Whenever possible designate just one member of the household to run errands
  • Only go outdoors with immediate family or in small groups of no more than a few people
  • Avoid close contact with others – maintain a minimum of 3-6 feet

Winona police officers will remind folks of the order and guide them to make the right choices for their safety and the community’s safety. 

YOU SHOULD NOT:

  • Make extra trips for general errands or supplies that aren’t critical
  • Gather in groups in indoor or outdoor spaces
  • Participate in outdoor group sports, like pickup basketball in city parks, or cluster together when playing sports like

HOW IS THIS BEING ENFORCED?

We are relying on residents to make appropriate choices to meet their own and their family’s needs while protecting the safety of the community.

Winona police officers will remind folks of the order and guide them to make the right choices for their safety and the community’s safety.

IS MY BUSINESS ESSENTIAL?

This is a complex question – your employer should be providing you with information. If not, or if you own your own business, check out the graphic below or here’s a link to help you determine whether that includes you.