Gov. Walz Expands Allowable Outdoor Recreational Activities

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By issuing Executive Order 20-38, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is expanding allowable outdoor recreational activities in the state, effective tomorrow morning at 5 a.m.

Walz issued his new order on Friday, April 17, wherein Minnesotans can engage in outdoor activities including hiking, boating, fishing, and hunting, so long as they adhere to new outdoor recreation guidelines, such as maintaining six-foot social distancing, avoiding crowds, and staying close to home.

Per the new order, establishments that may reopen or remain open include bait shops, outdoor shooting ranges, game farms, public and private parks and trails, golf courses, and boating and off-highway vehicle services.

According to Walz’ executive order, establishments and activities such as campgrounds, recreational equipment rental, charter boats, and guided fishing remain closed.

Executive Order 20-38 goes into effect at 5 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. For more information, you can read the order in full at this link.

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