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Coronavirus: Gov. Tim Walz to hold press conference Friday

He will address Minnesotans from the governor's residence.
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UPDATE: WATCH THE GOV. WALZ PRESS CONFERENCE HERE

Governor Tim Walz will provide an update on his administration's response to the COVID-19 outbreak at a Friday press conference.

The governor has been updating state media at afternoon briefings every day this week, but will address Minnesotans directly at a 1 p.m. 

He will appear on live video at 1 p.m. where he will be "addressing Minnesota’s next steps on COVID-19," according to an announcement late Thursday evening.

The press conference will be broadcast live on Gov. Walz's YouTube channel, and will also be carried by local broadcasters.

It will come just two days before he delivers his State of the State Address Sunday evening, which was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It's been almost a week since Gov. Walz implemented a 2-week "Stay at Home" order for Minnesota, and the governor said on Wednesday that he will have to make a decision next week on whether to extend it, based on data about the spread of the virus.

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The governor also said during the Thursday media briefing that there's a "strong possibility" that students won't be able to return to school this school year, with distance learning potentially continuing till the end of term.

After the 1 p.m. press conference, Gov. Walz will once again join the 2 p.m. media briefing, where he'll be joined by MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm; Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Joe Kelly; Department of Administration Commissioner Alice Roberts-Davis; Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove; and Department of Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell.

Here's an excerpt from Gov. Walz's comments on Thursday.

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