In Minnesota, we are slowly moving the dial and introducing more interaction between people over time. As we take cautious steps forward, it is more important than ever that we protect those most at risk, support workers, and all do our part to slow the spread of the virus. We continue to encourage Minnesotans to:
- Wash your hands often
- Get tested when sick
- Maintain social distance
- Wear a mask
- Stay home when able
We also urge everyone to pay attention to their mental health. This is a stressful time and help is available. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and you can find resources on our Mental Health Support page.
Beginning May 18, non-critical businesses, like retail stores and main street businesses, can reopen if they have a social distancing plan and operate at 50 percent capacity. Additionally, the Walz-Flanagan Administration is assembling guidance on how to safely reopen bars, restaurants, barbershops, and salons beginning June 1. Watch for more updates from the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development about what this means for business.
Also, starting May 18, Minnesotans are welcome to gather with friends and family in groups of 10 or less with safe social distancing practices in place.