Governor Tim Walz has ordered a moratorium on eviction proceedings against those who don’t pay their rent, citing economic effects of COVID-19. “We can’t make this worse,” Walz says. “We can’t [put] people out in the streets. This will not do anything in terms of stopping the spread of this, and of course it will be not only personally cruel, it will be counterproductive to what we’re trying to do.”
The governor is asking people who are financially able to continue paying their rent.