MCLEOD COUNTY – The McLeod County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution requesting Minnesota Governor Tim Walz officially end the state’s stay-at-home order at its meeting Tuesday.
The resolution reads, in part, “The County of McLeod Board of Commissioners requests the Governor of Minnesota, Timothy Walz, end the Stay-at-Home order for Minnesota on May 4, 2020 in an effort to resume activities and operations that contribute to the economic recovery of McLeod County, Minnesota, and the United States of America.”
Commissioners expressed gratitude for the time given to prepare the medical industry for the impact of COVID-19, and for educating citizens to slow the infection rate through social distancing.They also indicated a need to proceed with caution. “I would caution the public to remember that should we have another recurrence of this pandemic, an emergency break out, we need to be smart about handling this,” Board Member Rich Pohlmeier said. “It will take time to figure all this out.”