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[ARCHIVED] Outdoor Recreational Activities and Enforcement of Executive Order 20-99

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For Immediate Release  
December 2, 2020

Contact: Laura Blair Johnson
Public Information Officer/
Administrative Services Director

Outdoor Recreational Activities and Enforcement of Executive Order 20-99

 (December 2, 2020, Red Wing, Minn.)  

On November 20, 2020, Emergency Order 20-99 outlined new COVID-19 restrictions to remain in effect until December 18, 2020. Included in this new order are conditions related to outdoor recreational activities prohibiting close proximity to others from different households. The activities include social gatherings, performances, competitions, team events, fairs, or other events that bring people together for a shared or coordinated social, community, or leisure purpose that involve individuals from more than one household. Dial Back, Minnesota Executive Order 20-99   

To maintain all citizens' safety, the Red Wing Police Department will increase their response and issue citations when encountering groups gathered in public parks, parking lots, or businesses. Previously, Red Wing Police Officers attempted to educate participants and encourage them to disperse without issuing citations. Enforcement of Executive Order 20-99 and individuals who violate the order will be guilty of a misdemeanor with the possibility of a $1,000 fine or imprisonment of up to 90 days.

We ask that you report any violation to  

  • Red Wing Police Department non-emergency number at 651.385.3155.  
  • Minnesota Department of Public Safety Hotline at 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504

For more information about the EO, visit Dial Back, Minnesota on the COVID-19 Response page. Executive Order 20-99 allows the Governor to clarify the requirements on activities and businesses to ensure the health, safety, and security of all Minnesotans.  

The City of Red Wing is dedicated to the ongoing health and well being of its residents. With its tradition of growth, stability, and innovation, city leadership continues to maintain a proactive approach and a firm commitment to businesses, history, natural resources, and, most important, the Red Wing community. 


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