Minnesota Governor Walz today issued Emergency Executive Order 20-20 directing Minnesotans to stay at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The order, which is in effect as of 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020 through 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2020, generally requires businesses and operations to cease activities within Minnesota unless the business is considered a “critical sector.” The order includes real estate transactions as a critical sector, defining it as follows: “This category is limited to workers who facilitate and finance real estate transactions and real estate services, including appraisers and title services.”
According to Minnesota REALTORS® this means REALTORS® and their clients may still conduct the activities necessary to facilitate real estate transactions in Minnesota during the time period covered by the order as long as they comply, to the maximum extent possible, with COVID-19 Guidelines including social distancing and hygiene and other requirements in the order.
Read the full memo from Minnesota REALTORS® here.
MAR continues to support REALTORS®’ efforts to follow the latest recommended best practices in their business and to provide the latest information so its members can make informed decisions. Check our COVID-19 Response & Resources page for the latest updates.