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Gov. Tim Walz to update Minnesota's response to COVID-19 Tuesday

The governor will provide an update at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz will speak again Tuesday during a scheduled media briefing for the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. 

Walz spoke Monday at length regarding new executive orders and was not scheduled to address the state again until a weekly Friday update, which he began doing last Friday. It's unclear what Walz will discuss on the media briefing, with his office only saying that he'll "provide an update on Minnesota's response to COVID-19." 

Walz has been readily available and accessible as the rapidly changing situation evolves. 

The briefing is set to begin at 2 p.m. and will include the commissioners of the departments of health (Jan Malcolm), employment and economic development (Steve Grove), homeland security and emergency management (Joe Kelly), and education (Heather Mueller). 

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The governor said Monday that schools could remain closed beyond Friday's temporary shutdown, which went into effect March 18. He also spoke at length about the possibility of issuing a statewide stay-at-home order eventually, although yesterday he said he was not yet at that point.

You can read about his Monday comments here, or listen via the video below. 

Walz will be speaking from the governor's mansion where he is in his second day of self-quarantine, doing so out of precaution after a member of his security detail tested positive for COVID-19 late Sunday night.

As of Monday, Walz said he did not have any symptoms and planned to continue oversight of Minnesota's response to the pandemic. 

We'll provide more information as it is learned during the 2 p.m. briefing. 

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