The state of Minnesota is not allowing indoor or outdoor graduation ceremonies, according to new guidance put out today.
The guidelines were developed by a group of school leaders and the Minnesota Department of Health to give students and educators a way to honor their graduates, according to a press release issued by the state.
The guidance issued said the safest way to observe graduation or commencement is for people to stay home.
"Indoor graduations and ceremonies held outside in stadiums and footballs fields are not permitted," the guidance said. "There gatherings are not considered safe at any size and will not be permitted. Likewise, indoor graduations/commencement ceremonies will also not be permitted."
So what can graduates do? The state suggests that ceremonies be conducted remotely or virtually or hold parking lot celebrations where people stay in their cars with their windows up during the event.
Contactless delivery or pick up is suggested for diplomas, caps and gowns.