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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has extended the state’s current Stay-At-Home executive order through Monday, May 18 as part of continued measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the community.
In his April 30 announcement, Walz also declared that retail businesses and other non-critical businesses can begin offering curbside pick-up starting May 4. In order to do this, businesses must publicly post a plan for how to open safely; use online payment whenever possible; have employees and customers wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks; apply social distancing measures in curbside pick-up scenarios; and items are to be placed outside of a customer’s residence in the event of a delivery.
Walz urged Minnesotans to continue to telework whenever possible, wear PPE in public, and maintain social distancing. Walz’ announcement asserted that Minnesotans’ discipline in staying home has allowed the state to soon conduct 20,000 COVID-19 tests a day and test every Minnesotan showing symptoms, build hospital capacity, and acquire more PPE for frontline workers.
For more information, visit mn.gov/governor/covid-19.