Skip to main content

Coronavirus: Gov. Tim Walz to provide update at Monday press conference

He will be joined by, among others, Ecolab CEO Doug Baker.

Gov. Tim Walz will provide his latest update on his administration's response to the COVID-19 outbreak at a Monday press conference.

It was just three days ago that the governor gave his last press conference, and Walz usually uses the live broadcasts to announce new measures in the state's fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, he is being joined by Doug Baker, the CEO of St. Paul-based Ecolab, with whom Walz will discuss "the ways public-private partnerships have strengthened Minnesota’s response to COVID-19."

The Walz Administration has been looking to collaborate with some of the state's major companies, with Ecolab for example having significantly increased production of its hand sanitizer products during the pandemic.

Since Walz's last press conference, Minnesota's coronavirus deaths have risen from 111 to 134, and the number of cases has risen from 2,071 to 2,356. Updated figures will be provided at 11 a.m., though Monday's figures tend to be lower than other days due to less testing over the weekend.

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

The past few days have seen the number of cases grow in the outbreak at JBS USA in Worthington, as well as more than 40 residents being moved out of a Wayzata care home due to an outbreak among residents, staff and administration.

Also joining Walz at the press conference will be Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Peterson, Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Nancy Leppink; and Department of Administration Commissioner Alice Roberts-Davis.

You can watch the press conference live via YouTube here.

Next Up

Anthony Edwards

Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks

The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.

Xcel Energy Center

NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements

The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.

the mayo clinic - edit

Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death

The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.

FLickr - minneapolis police - Tony Webster - Feb 2020 - crop

Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint

The suspect faces three separate felony charges.

mn state capitol january 17 2021

St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years

He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.

Chris Smith

Gophers add All-Ivy League D-tackle from Harvard

Chris Smith will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

school bus

High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead

Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.

covid-19 testing site sign

Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results

Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.

optum headquarters chad davis wikimedia commons

UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit

The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.


Omicron may have already peaked in Minnesota

Reported cases lag what's happening in real time, so the newly reported cases over the next week or so will still be very high.

MnDot snow plow cam I-35 12-10-21

MnDOT reveals 50 snowplow name finalists

Voting is open through Wednesday, Jan. 26.


Governor Tim Walz

Coronavirus: Gov. Walz to provide latest update at Monday press conference

It's possible that a statement on elective surgeries will be forthcoming.

Governor Tim Walz

Coronavirus: Gov. Walz to provide update in Thursday press conference

He is expected to announce an extended, but loosened Stay at Home order.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Gov. Walz gives update on state's coronavirus response

He is speaking alongside several other state leaders and the Ecolab CEO.

Screen Shot 2019-12-02 at 12.38.51 PM

Coronavirus: Gov. Tim Walz to hold press conference Friday

He will address Minnesotans from the governor's residence.

Tim Walz

Coronavirus: Gov. Walz to provide update at Monday press conference

He will speak before members of the media on Monday afternoon.

Governor Tim Walz

Coronavirus: Gov. Tim Walz to hold Wednesday press conference

He's expected to announce guidance for the reopening of Minnesota restaurants and bars.

Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 2.58.26 PM

Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz provides latest coronavirus update

He is expected to announce the state's latest response to the COVID-19 pandemic.