Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday he will allow some businesses to reopen, beginning April 27, which will allow 80,000 to 100,000 people in the industrial, manufacturing and office settings to go back to work.
“Today’s order was developed with consultation with hundreds of businesses, with labor groups, with worker’s organizations, and with public health experts,” he said. “None of this would be done without a sign-off of independent health experts."
To reopen, businesses must create, share and implement a Covid-19 preparedness plan that outlines measures they are taking to ensure social distancing and worker hygiene, the governor said.
He added that businesses must also engage in health screenings of employees and make ensure that sick workers stay home.