The shutdowns and orders issues by state government in connection to the COVID-19 outbreak are going to have an effect on the economy moving forward. Governor Tim Walz says the potential health and societal ramifications, such as suicides; depression and domestic violence, associated with negative economic downturns are a big part of the conversation.

“We’re tracking call to our domestic violence centers, we’re looking at our childhood protective orders every day and looking at suicides as well,” said Walz.

Walz says they understand for every action there is another action and they try their best to avoid unintended consequences.