Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced he is signing a new executive order that extends the state's stay-at-home order but also loosens some restrictions on businesses.
Walz said that the order is extended until May 18. The governor also "strongly" encouraged Minnesotans to wear masks outside the home.
Starting on Monday, retail businesses may begin to offer curbside pickup, Walz announced. Businesses are required to develop and post a plan on safe operation, use contactless payments, and follow social distanciung and minimize contact with customers, Walz explained.
Walz said that this loosening will put 30,000 Minnesotans back to work.
Steve Grove, Commissioner for the Department of Employment and Economic Development, noted that salons and barbershops cannot provide services, but may conduct retail sales.
"Under no circumstances can customers enter a business when they're there to pick something up," Grove added.