Walz signs executive order extending Human Rights filing deadlines during peacetime emergency

Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday signed an executive order to provide flexibility for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Executive Order 20-39 modifies filing requirements during the peacetime emergency.

The governor’s office said the risks of leaving home and difficulties of doing business during the pandemic may impede the ability of Minnesotans and MDHR to file and respond to reports of discrimination within current filing deadlines, which necessitated the order.