Cook County Updates Travel Advisory due to Stay at Home Order
Mar 25, 2020 03:45PM
From Cook County Minnesota - March 25, 2020
Cook County is revising its travel advisory in light of Executive Order 20-20 signed by MN Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday.
Walz's executive order directs Minnesotans to stay at home and limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs. It takes effect at 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 27 and ends at 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 10.
The county realizes that residents may be traveling home from vacation or other out-of-town trips, not just to/from a seasonal home. Per Governor Walz's order, the county requests that anyone traveling from out of town self-quarantine for the recommended period of 14 days and monitor individual health per the Department of Health's guidelines.
"We understand that the stay at home order requires a change in our day-to-day activities," said Interim County Administrator Rena Rogers. "As Governor Walz stated yesterday, the state's goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19 to make key preparations for the pandemic. If we each do our part, we can play a key role in protecting Cook County."
Rogers continued, "We recognize the impact of these uncertain times, and we encourage anyone needing assistance to reach out for help. Information on resources is available on the county's website, www.co.cook.mn.us<http://www.co.cook.mn.us>, or via the county's questions line, 218-387-3668."
If an individual has questions about self-quarantining or other health issues, they are asked to call Sawtooth Mountain Clinic at 218-387-2330 and speak with the quarantine nurse.