With a special session underway, state lawmakers continue to disagree on whether Governor Tim Walz’s COVID emergency powers should be extended. It’s a move supported by state Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm…

“To continue making the progress that we need against COVID-19, we do need to extend the peacetime emergency once again.”

The Minnesota Executive Council this morning voted to extend Walz’s COVID-19 peacetime emergency powers for another 30 days. Malcolm says all 50 states have declared states of emergency and 43 states still have those declarations in place.