#StayHomeMN: What You Need to Know

#StayHomeMN: What You Need to Know

#StayHomeMN  |  March 27 – April 10

Starting March 27th at 11:59pm all Minnesotans have been ordered to stay home for a two-week period – the order came on Wednesday afternoon in hopes of pushing back peak dates for the COVID-19 outbreak in the state.

What is a stay at home order?
A stay at home order directs Minnesotans to limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs. By limiting social interactions, we decrease the chance of transmission of COVID-19 and help our health care sector prepare for increased demands.

According to the Governor’s office, here’s a list of activities you can still leave the house for:

  • Health and safety activities, such as obtaining emergency services or medical supplies
  • Outdoor activities, such as walking pets, hiking, running, biking, hunting, or fishing
  • Necessary Supplies and Services, such as getting groceries, gasoline, or carry-out
  • Essential and interstate travel, such as returning to home from outside this state
  • Care of others, such as caring for a family member, friend, or pet in another household
  • Displacement, such as moving between emergency or homeless shelters if you are without a home
  • Relocation to ensure safety, such as relocating to a different location if your home has been unsafe due to domestic violence, sanitation, or essential operations reasons
  • Tribal Activities & Lands, such as activities by members within the boundaries of their tribal reservations

Please utilize the following resources to ensure you remain accurately informed during this time:

Minnesota Department of Health #StayHomeMN FAQ

Which businesses will be open during the stay at home order (Shelter In Place) March 27 - April 10?


  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • State Legislature
  • Food: grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, bakeries, take-out and delivery restaurants
  • Pharmacies
  • Food shelves
  • Convenience stores
  • Liquor stores
  • Child care facilities
  • News organizations
  • Gas stations
  • Funeral homes
  • Banks
  • Hardware stores
  • Post offices


  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Entertainment venues
  • Gyms and fitness studios
  • Zoos
  • Museums
  • Arcades
  • Playgrounds
  • Bowling alleys
  • Movie theaters
  • Concert halls
  • Country clubs
  • Salons and barber shops
  • Tattoo parlors
  • *Note: this is not a complete list of all closures
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