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Coronavirus in Minnesota and Iowa: What you need to know

A look at how Minnesota and Iowa are facing the coronavirus.

Posted: Apr 20, 2020 4:28 PM
Updated: May 20, 2020 3:17 PM

What's in place in Minnesota?

Minnesota’s stay-at-home order went into effect March 27 at 11:59 p.m. and was in place until May 3 at 11:59 p.m. On April 30, Gov. Tim Walz extended the order until May 18. However, many businesses are being allowed to do curbside operations.

On May 13, Gov. Tim Walz said the state’s stay-at-home order will expire May 18 and will be replaced with an order continuing to encourage residents to stay close to home but allows for gatherings of families and friends of 10 people or less.

Retail stores and other main street businesses can operate at 50 percent occupancy as long as they have social distancing plans.

On May 20, Gov. Walz said that starting June 1, restaurants and bars may open outdoor dining as long as they adhere to proper social distancing. Walz said hair salons and barbershops may open with safety protocols.

What’s the status of schools?

Minnesota will have distance learning for the rest of the academic year. Schools closed March 18 and went to distance learning.

What’s in place in Iowa?

The state announced April 27 that 77 of its 99 counties can re-open with some restrictions as of May 1. That includes the re-opening of restaurants and religious gatherings. 

On May 8, Iowa announces more openings, including campgrounds, drive-in movie theaters, tanning facilities and medical spas. 

On May 13, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said additional businesses, like salons, massage parlors and barbershops, can re-open beginning May 15.

On May 22, movie theaters, zoos, museums and wedding reception venues can re-open.

On May 28, bars will be allowed to open for indoor and outdoor seating at 50 percent capacity.

Additionally, Reynolds announced that starting June 1, school-sponsored activities can resume.

What’s the status of schools?

Schools in Iowa will not reopen in the 2019-20 academic year.

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Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 61516

Reported Deaths: 1701
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin19472835
Ramsey7658267
Dakota4480106
Anoka3739115
Stearns290620
Washington215545
Nobles17656
Olmsted174723
Scott157419
Mower11032
Rice10388
Blue Earth9275
Wright8925
Carver8733
Clay78540
Sherburne7328
Kandiyohi6981
St. Louis57019
Todd4262
Lyon4253
Freeborn3601
Steele3512
Nicollet34213
Benton3203
Watonwan3080
Winona26416
Beltrami2410
Crow Wing23914
Le Sueur2241
Martin2075
Chisago2041
Goodhue1979
McLeod1970
Otter Tail1973
Cottonwood1780
Becker1611
Pipestone1579
Polk1544
Waseca1490
Itasca14712
Douglas1431
Carlton1380
Unassigned13441
Pine1290
Dodge1280
Isanti1280
Murray1221
Chippewa1061
Morrison931
Wabasha920
Brown892
Faribault870
Jackson860
Meeker862
Rock850
Sibley842
Koochiching793
Pennington751
Cass732
Mille Lacs713
Fillmore650
Renville655
Lincoln580
Grant563
Swift551
Roseau520
Yellow Medicine520
Pope480
Norman410
Aitkin401
Houston400
Kanabec371
Redwood360
Hubbard340
Wilkin343
Marshall290
Mahnomen271
Wadena270
Red Lake240
Big Stone220
Lake210
Stevens180
Clearwater140
Traverse110
Lac qui Parle80
Cook50
Lake of the Woods40
Kittson30

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 49024

Reported Deaths: 930
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk10351207
Woodbury372752
Black Hawk313466
Linn239988
Johnson210719
Dallas188835
Buena Vista179412
Scott172714
Dubuque168631
Marshall144626
Pottawattamie132526
Story116714
Wapello90433
Muscatine84848
Webster8138
Crawford7303
Sioux6373
Cerro Gordo63417
Warren5691
Tama55329
Jasper47926
Wright4731
Plymouth4639
Clinton4103
Dickinson3824
Louisa37814
Washington30010
Boone2593
Hamilton2481
Franklin24110
Bremer2277
Clarke2023
Clay1961
Carroll1931
Emmet1924
Des Moines1862
Hardin1840
Shelby1841
Marion1740
Benton1601
Poweshiek1598
Floyd1572
Jackson1561
Allamakee1554
Mahaska14017
Cedar1331
Guthrie1325
Jones1322
Buchanan1291
Henry1274
Hancock1222
Madison1222
Butler1212
Humboldt1181
Lee1173
Pocahontas1162
Delaware1151
Lyon1142
Harrison1091
Cherokee1081
Clayton1043
Iowa981
Taylor980
Winneshiek971
Page940
Monona910
Kossuth900
Mills890
Jefferson860
Palo Alto860
Sac850
Fayette840
Winnebago840
Calhoun832
Osceola830
Grundy791
Mitchell780
Union771
Cass741
Monroe747
Lucas714
Worth660
Davis602
Montgomery594
Chickasaw540
Appanoose493
Howard490
Fremont420
Greene420
Keokuk371
Van Buren361
Ida310
Adair300
Audubon281
Decatur230
Ringgold221
Wayne201
Adams160
Unassigned30
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