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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Over the weekend, Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order went into effect, marking the start of a two-week period where Minnesotans have been directed to stay at home except for essential activities. On Monday, students in the state were slated to return to school — but not the classroom — for distance learning. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the U.S. has climbed above 140,000.
Here are the latest updates in the COVID-19 outbreak:
- 4:56 p.m.: The Minnesota House Rules Committee will hold a remote meeting Wednesday.
- 3:22 p.m.: The Minnesota National Guard is holding a blood drive on April 3 at the Cedar Street Armory in St. Paul. Click here to visit the Red Cross’s website, and enter the sponsor code “guard” for more information.
- 3:17 p.m.: An inmate from a corrections facility in Moose Lake and a staff member from Red Wing correctional facility have tested positive for COVID-19.
- 2 p.m.: Gov. Tim Walz and health officials give update on COVID-19 and the response in the state. Follow Pat Kessler’s tweets on briefing updates.
- 1:54 p.m.: DWI arrests are down nearly 70% compared to the same weekend one year ago.
- 1:26 p.m.: Election preparation for the April 7 primary continues in Wisconsin, despite concerns over COVID-19.
- 12:50 p.m.: Navy hospital ship reaches COVID-19 epicenter in New York City.
- 11:30 a.m.: Macy’s announces major furloughs Monday, saying the company will be moving on with “absolute minimum workforce” needed to keep things going.
- 11 a.m.: Health officials in Minnesota say the number of positive COVID-19 cases has rises to 576. There has also been another death, bringing the total COVID-19 deaths in the state to 10.
- 10:50 a.m.: Officials in North Dakota say a second person has died from COVID-19.
- 8:52 a.m.: Learning curves for parents, educators and students are expected as distance learning begins at public schools.
- 8:51 a.m.: The Trump administration is exploring whether to provide hazard pay for doctors, nurses and other health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
- 8 a.m.: The United States Army opens its first field hospital for civilians in New York City.
- 7:15 a.m.: The lone COVID-19 victim in North Dakota has been identified as a 93-year-old man from Fargo.
- 7:04 a.m.: Alan Merrill, who co-wrote the song “I Love Rock and Roll,” has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 69.
- 6:08 a.m.: President Trump has extended the nationwide shutdown of thousands of businesses until April 30, prolonging social distancing measures in a bid to curtail the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic.