MN Governor Tim Walz Executive Order Regarding Caring for Children

School districts and charter schools must provide care to, at a minimum, district and charter enrolled students aged 12 and under who are children of emergency workers critical to the State’s response to COVID-19. School districts and charters will handle the verification of students, which may include securing a letter from the employer or showing an employment badge.

The Governor encourages school districts and charters to also provide extended care – before and after school hours – to students of emergency workers. This care must be provided at no cost to families. Districts and charter schools must provide transportation to and from the care program as they normally would to and from school.


Health care providers and systems, including hospitals and clinics

Post-acute and long-term care facilities, including nursing and assisted living facilities

Other health systems and organizations, such as: home care workers; personal care assistants; ambulance/emergency; direct care and treatment

First responders; firefighters; correctional services; essential court; MN State Veterans Homes; State and local public health agencies; MNsure Navigators; county financial/eligibility workers; county case managers; any county staff in emergency management or health and human services


Energy; Water and Wastewater; Transportation and logistics; Public works and infrastructure support services; Communications and information technology; Other community-based government operations and essential functions; Critical manufacturing; Hazardous materials; Financial services; Chemical; Defense industrial base; Charitable and social services organizations; Residential/shelter facilities and services; State workers essential to the continuation of Minnesota Unemployment Insurance   

Please be aware that we have limited staffing and space. We are asking Tier 2 families to use our childcare service as your last option and sign up ahead of time so that we can arrange for adequate staffing. 

If the numbers become too large for our staffing capacity to keep proper social distancing, we will no longer be able to care for Tier 2 families. If we do have to implement this, Kids' Company will give you 48 hours notice before care is no longer available to Tier 2 families.