Stay At Home Order Issued by Gov. Walz
During his press conference earlier today, Governor Walz issues a “stay at home” order which will officially go into effect this Friday (3/27) at 11:59 pm and will run through Friday, April 10 (no time given). He also extended the open space restriction on bars and restaurants to run through Friday, May 1, at 5 pm. While all the details are still being sorted out, it seems at this point that restaurants will be able to continue providing drive-thru, drive-up, takeout and delivery services. If this changes, we’ll update you accordingly.
In short, the Governor is asking all Minnesota residents to limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs for a two-week period. Permissible activities to leave your home for during this time include: health and safety activities, outdoor activities, to pick up necessary supplies (food) or receive services, essential travel, care of others. Workers who provide critical services to the people of Minnesota during this period are exempt. Examples include: healthcare providers, law enforcement, first responders, child care providers, food and agriculture workers, news media, energy personnel, water and wastewater treatment workers, critical manufacturing workers.
The order aims to limit the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state for the next two weeks while more capacity can be added to our State’s healthcare system (more ICU units are needed in addition to overall hospital beds in an effort to prepare for the next wave of infections).
As you are aware, the World Health Organization has declared the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a Global Health Emergency.
The health and safety of our communities’ residents and visitors is Enjoy Eagan’s highest priority. Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits when traveling and to follow guidance issued by official sources of public health information.
Enjoy Eagan’s hotels are taking the proper precautions for non-essential travel guests and many of our restaurants are open for delivery and carry out. They, too, have been working closely with state and local health care officials and have detailed contingency plans in place, if needed.
Important Messages from Eagan Hotels:
Extended Stay America North and South will remain open for guests and is performing additional public-space cleaning. They are also helping their guests stay safe by limiting their exposure to each other and staff.
Sonesta ES Suites Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport remains open during the COVID-19 crisis to serve those who are still required to travel—healthcare professionals, construction workers, airline crew, etc. Our hotel is apartment style which is better for practicing social distancing -no hallways or elevators and each unit has a private entrance with a fully equipped kitchen. I would love for this message to circulate to help anyone in need. Please feel free to reach out to Elizabeth Caspers, Director of Sales 402-305-3430
As you know, Enjoy Eagan’s hotels and restaurants also welcome our area’s residents. So please consider what you and your colleagues can do to remain “all in” with Enjoy Eagan. Please take the time to review CDC guidelines and use them as a common-sense guide for continuing to actively explore and enjoy our city. You might consider:
– Order take out or delivery from your favorite local restaurant or explore a new interest. The hard-working men and women there need your support.
– If you would rather, still be supportive and consider buying gift cards now to use in the future.
– Visit your favorite outdoor park or nature center for some fresh air.
Looking ahead, we don’t think it’s too soon for all of us to start thinking strategically about moving forward after COVID-19, and Enjoy Eagan is looking forward to working with you to make an immediate impact. We will also begin planning and collaborating with our partners and constituents on a game plan – when needed – to warmly and positively invite those who may have temporarily delayed their leisure or business activities to return and enjoy all that we are known for. We will keep you posted on those developments as well.
Visit CDC Travel for the latest guidance: cdc.gov/travel