Governor Tim Walz is holding back on a shelter-in-place order, despite action by a number of other states including Wisconsin that are trying to control COVID-19:

“40 to 80 percent of us will eventually get this, even if we shut it down now.”

The governor says he wants more information on how effective a stay-at-home order would be:

“How much does it slow down I-C-U use if you put this in place.”

The governor adds, to slow progress of COVID-19…

“This will not be able to be shelter-in-place for a week to two weeks. It will probably have to look more like multiple weeks to months.”

Walz says at this time he’s not ready to issue a shelter-in-place order, “but we very soon could be.”