Governor Walz Extends Executive Order to Help Fight the Spread of Avian Influenza

As a part of the continued efforts to control and contain H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 22-09, extending the waiver of trucking regulations to help fight the spread of avian influenza and mitigate the risk to Minnesota’s poultry industry. 

The ongoing HPAI outbreak in Minnesota continues to pose a low risk to the public, and there is no food safety concern for consumers.  

“Minnesota’s poultry industry is the strongest in the nation thanks to the hard work of our farmers and producers,” said Governor Walz. 

“I am committed to continue working with our farmers and producers to fight the ongoing HPAI outbreak and ensure our poultry industry remains strong.”

Since March 25, 2022, HPAI has been identified at 60 sites, and in nearly 20 counties throughout Minnesota. 

Over 2.7 million birds have been impacted by HPAI in Minnesota, including commercial turkeys, breeder hens, egg-laying chickens, and backyard flocks.