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Citations could be issued during Minnesota's stay-at-home order

The Rochester Police Department tells KIMT News 3 that so far the community has been doing a good job but does say there can be consequences for not following the rules.

Posted: Apr 3, 2020 3:26 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The stay-at-home order has been in place in Minnesota for nearly a week now.

The Rochester Police Department tells KIMT News 3 that so far the community has been doing a good job but does say there can be consequences for not following the rules.

The stay-at-home order does allow for enforcement meaning officers can issue a misdemeanor citation if people gather in groups of ten or more people, go to public parks, or are being unruly.

Lt. Tom Faudskar explained, “Our officers are going out and talking to people about the order and the need for the order and how it's helping keep everybody safe. And, so far we haven't had any issues with the groups we've encountered dispersing and we haven't had to issue any citations.”

The department says the citation could result in up to a $1,000 fine or 90 days in jail. However the department says that severe level of enforcement is unlikely to happen.

Olmsted County Emergency management is also noticing how the community is stepping up.

Director Mike Bromberg says in particular the traffic volume on Rochester roadways is much lower.

He said, “The traffic levels in Rochester have been down at least 50-percent from a year ago, most days down 75-percent, so I think across the state it's working very well.”

The department is, of course, asking people to continue avoiding public gathering spaces.

The two week stay-at-home order is set to expire at 5PM on April 10th but Gov. Tim Walz says it’s possible that the order could be extended.

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Reported Deaths: 2402
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Ramsey14073360
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Anoka8661150
Washington593272
Stearns582543
Scott338234
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Clay229743
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Blue Earth20437
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Sherburne168522
Kandiyohi16705
Rice163310
Mower151717
Winona125019
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Chisago10022
Lyon9656
Benton9409
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Otter Tail8627
Todd8055
Steele7593
Nicollet73017
Itasca72717
Morrison7269
Douglas6963
Freeborn6694
Polk6434
Le Sueur6235
Martin61317
McLeod5974
Goodhue58511
Watonwan5784
Becker5614
Pine5430
Isanti5415
Chippewa4353
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Mille Lacs40615
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Brown3213
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Houston2041
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Lake1190
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Reported Deaths: 1621
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Woodbury718394
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Black Hawk557498
Linn5513129
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Scott454138
Story398918
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Pottawattamie323544
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Clinton148326
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Warren12477
Carroll114512
Jasper109634
Henry10545
Marion100710
Lee95410
Tama94437
Delaware77812
Dickinson7347
Wright7191
Boone7179
Mahaska68724
Bremer6719
Harrison65311
Washington65311
Jackson6283
Benton5812
Lyon5497
Clay5284
Louisa52115
Winnebago48719
Hardin4757
Winneshiek4749
Hamilton4684
Kossuth4660
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Emmet42917
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Cherokee4022
Page3990
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Sac3974
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Cass3883
Franklin38018
Butler3782
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Clarke3493
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