Tim Walz Abuse of Power Killed Thousands of Elderly Minnesotans Through His Executive Orders



On April 8, 2020, Tim Walz Allowed the Minnesota Department of Health to Use Long Term Care Facilities as Covid Overflow and They Did

By Late April 2020, the Minority of Covid Cases Were in Long Term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes…

But the Great Majority of Covid Deaths Had Occurred in Nursing Homes

“Of the total deaths so far, more than 70 percent are connected to long-term care facilities. That includes 14 of the latest deaths.”

On May 7, 2020, Despite the Devastation to the Elderly, Walz Ordered that Long Term Care Homes Receive Covid Patients to Free Up Hospitals

In May Alone 80% of Covid Deaths Happened in Long-Term Care Facilities

“380 of Minnesota’s 459 Covid-19 deaths were in care homes. … Neither Gov. Walz nor Health Commissioner Malcolm are reconsidering their policies in the light of their actual outcomes. Gov. Walz defended the policy on Wednesday. Commissioner Malcolm said that moving recovered COVID-19 patients from hospitals to long-term care facilities has been an “affirmative” part of their plan for managing hospitalizations.”One Nursing Home Saw Nearly 50 Deaths Between Mid-April and Mid-May

“North Ridge Health and Rehab in New Hope, has accepted 42 patients from hospitals and other long-term care facilities since mid-April even as the coronavirus has raged through its 320-bed nursing home, killing 48 of its patients and infecting scores more.”

Nearly Half of All Minnesota Deaths Occurred in Long-Term Care or Nursing Homes

As of June 25, 2022, there have been 5,845 Covid Deaths in Minnesota Nursing Homes Accounting for 46% of All Minnesota Deaths.

Covid Wiped Out Nearly 15% of Long-Term Care Residents in Minnesota

Approximately 14% of long-term care residents died as a result of Tim Walz’s policies.

Governor Walz Tried to Pass the Blame for His Deadly Actions...

Instead of Owning Up Walz Passed Blame for His Failures to the Federal Government 

Walz blamed his Covid policy on Federal guidance while Minnesota saw the highest number of long-term care deaths in the nation.

But the truth is… Less Stringent States Saw Fewer Deaths Among the Elderly 

Florida, which has a much higher elderly population experienced half of the Covid deaths per 1000 long-term care residents as Minnesota.

As of May 27, 2020, “for example, Florida had seen 15 deaths per 1,000 care home residents compared to Minnesota’s figure of 30.”

Walz's Lockdowns Destroyed Minnesota Businesses... Many Didn't Recover

Three Days Before Minnesota’s First Covid Death, Walz Shut Down Restaurants and Bars

“While the governor’s order runs through March 27, he said he’ll likely end up extending it.”

Walz’s Restrictions Eased on June 1st But it Was Too Late…

Many restaurants had already suffered too much in two and a half months of closures.

“Dining room access was phased in on June 10 with dining rooms restricted to 50% capacity and dining parties limited to six people.”

By June 2020 the Toll on Restaurants Was Apparent…

Twin Cities Business research found that more than two dozen Twin Cities restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries have closed for good in the wake of Covid-19.”

“Current state guidelines ‘not a sustainable business model,’ industry leaders say.”

By August Restaurant Closures had Skyrocketed Due to Walz’s Restrictions

“Our list is primarily focused on the Twin Cities – where more than 50 restaurants have closed forever – but includes a few entries from outstate Minnesota.” 

Despite the Toll on Business and vaccines on the horizon, Governor Walz announced restaurant closures for another four weeks

“Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday, Nov. 18, announced that bars and restaurants would close for indoor service for four weeks starting Friday, Nov. 20, and that fitness centers and other places of entertainment would be closed in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.”

Walz said the state was at a “breaking point” but vaccines were less than a month away.

Almost 200 Minnesota nonprofits closed during the pandemic, according to state data

“During a 12-month period from April 2020 to March 2021, 186 nonprofits ceased operations, according to information from the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.”

By April 2020 nearly 20% of Minnesota workers faced a job loss due to Walz’s lockdowns 

“’Every piece of evidence that’s coming in says that in terms of magnitude, this is comparable right now to the Great Depression from 1929 to 1933,’ said V.V. Chari, an economist at the University of Minnesota.”

After Over a Year of Destroying Businesses, Governor Walz Finally Let Up

“An indoor mask-wearing mandate will end no later than July 1 and COVID-19 restrictions on business and social gatherings will end May 28 under a plan that Gov. Tim Walz hailed Thursday as a path to a “great summer” for Minnesota.” A great summer? Not for the business owners. Not for those who lost their jobs. Not for families struggling to by food and pay rent. Governor Walz failed.