Minnesota and Wisconsin governors issue orders to stay at home

Minnesota governor Tim Walz has issued a Stay At Home order that takes effect Friday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m. through Friday, April, 10 at 5 p.m. While Wisconsin governor Tony Evers issued a Safer at Home that took effect Wednesday, March 25, and is set to end April 24.

Both orders require all non-essential businesses to close so that residents will be more inclined to stay in their homes. As more people self-isolate, the further we can delay the curve. The governors’ orders reinforce the work that Walker Methodist put into place earlier this month. The remainder of the two states will be required to make similar efforts.

Walker Methodist will continue to ask residents to self-isolate in their apartments to help stop COVID-19 from entering or spreading within the community. We also ask that families continue to stay in contact with residents through phone calls and other digital means, but that they refrain from in-person visits. Families of residents are encouraged to bring groceries and other items to the front door, and the team will deliver door-to-door.

Walker Methodist will continue providing one-to-one activities, fitness instruction, and meal delivery to each resident. All residents on meal plans can continue ordering food anytime of the day by calling the culinary department.

We will continue to allow visitors who perform essential medical care, or for any end-of-life situations. These family members will undergo heightened active screenings upon entry.

To learn more about Walker Methodist’s more recent news and updates, visit www.walkermethodist.org/coronavirus or watch our Facebook page.

Sarah Benbow

Written by Sarah Benbow

Corporate director of marketing and communications / public information officer

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