"Stay-At-Home" Order Impacts Lakes

Spring is the most exciting season for lake people - ice out. There is no chore I enjoy more than "opening" the cabin.

But on Thursday, March 26th state health commissioner Jan Malcolm urged cabin owners to stay home for the two week shelter in place order that went into effect Friday, March 27th. There are concerns about transporting the Coronavirus to new areas of the state, and rural areas have fewer Intensive Care Unit, ICU beds and life support equipment. In addition, rural residents tend to be older, and so higher risk for complications.

Also, neither lake service providers or marinas are included on the list of "Essential Services" that accompanied Gov. Walz's stay at home order. One marina owner I recently spoke with told me that they are closed until further notice.

This is a time of great uncertainty. We are in this together. When there are any changes in the outlook of significance to lake home and cabin owners, we will notify you immediately.

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