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Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan

Masks are now required according to Executive Order 20-81.

Minnesota has made good progress on slowing the spread of COVID-19. As we continue the process of reopening our economy and returning to work and activities we enjoy, we must continue social distancing practices to save lives and stay safe. This chart outlines Minnesota's phased in approach to reopening various business and social settings.

All critical sector businesses need to develop and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan by June 29, 2020.

For more information on guidance for reopening, visit the Stay Safe MN website.

Follow these safe practices during all phases

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Facial coverings are required according to Executive Order 20-81.
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All non-Critical Sector businesses are required to have adopted and implemented a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan by June 29, 2020.
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Always stay six feet away from others.
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Must telework if you can.
Last updated 7/22/2020 9:40 a.m.
Setting Guidance Overview
  Stay Home MN Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4
Social Settings
Stay at home except for essential activities
Gatherings of 10 or less;
Drive-in gatherings per MDH guidelines
Gatherings of 10 or less;
Drive-in gatherings per MDH guidelines
Outdoors: Gatherings of 25 or less
Indoors: Gatherings of 10 or less
Drive-in gatherings per MDH guidelines
Potential for increase gathering size
Critical Businesses
Open
(must telework if you can)
Open
(must telework if you can)
Open
(must telework if you can)
Open (must telework if you can, must have a COVID-19 preparedness plan by June 29, 2020)
Open (must telework if you can, must have a COVID-19 preparedness plan by June 29, 2020)
Non-critical Businesses (non-customer facing)
Open (must telework if you can, must have COVID-19 preparedness plan)
Open (must telework if you can, must have COVID-19 preparedness plan)
Open (must telework if you can, must have COVID-19 preparedness plan)
Open (must telework if you can, must have COVID-19 preparedness plan)
Open (must telework if you can, must have COVID-19 preparedness plan)
Retail
Curbside pickup
Open (50% capacity, must have COVID-19 preparedness plan)
Open (50% capacity, must have COVID-19 preparedness plan)
Open (50% capacity, must have COVID-19 preparedness plan)
Potential for increased capacity
Restaurants and Bars
Delivery and
Take Out Only
Delivery and
Take Out Only
Outdoor dining
Capacity: 6 ft of distance must be maintained, not to exceed 50 customers
Reservations: Required
Location: Indoors and outdoors
Capacity: 6 feet of distance, 50% capacity, not to exceed 250 individuals for indoors and outdoors settings each – see guidance for additional details
Reservations: Required
Potential for increased capacity
Personal services (salons, tattoos, barbershops)
Closed
Closed
Capacity: 6 ft of distance (max 25%)
Appointments: Required
Capacity: 6 feet of distance, max 50% -- see guidance for additional details
Appointments: Required
Potential for increased capacity
Gyms, personal fitness and yoga studios, martial arts
Closed
Closed
Closed
Location: Indoors and outdoors
Capacity: 6 feet of social distance, max 25%, not to exceed 250 individuals for indoors and outdoors settings each – see guidance for additional details
Potential for increased capacity
Indoor events and entertainment
Closed
Closed
Closed
Capacity: 6 feet of social distance, max 25%, maximum of 250 people in an area – see guidance for additional details
Potential for increased capacity
Outdoor events and entertainment
Closed
Drive-in events
per MDH Guidelines
Drive-in events
per MDH Guidelines
Capacity: 6 feet of social distance, gatherings must not exceed 250 people – see guidance for additional details
+ increased capacity
School Buildings
Closed, except for school-age care for critical sector workers
Closed, except for school-age care for critical sector workers
Open with hybrid model for summer learning per CDC guidance
Open with hybrid model for summer learning and programs per CDC and MDH guidance, and Commissioner approval
Potential for increased capacity
Child Care
Open per CDC guidance,
prioritizing workers in critical sectors
Open per CDC guidance
Open per CDC guidance
Open per CDC guidance
Open per CDC guidance
Youth Programming
Open for workers in critical sectors
Open per MDH guidance and CDC guidance
Open per MDH guidance and CDC guidance
Open per MDH guidance and CDC guidance
Open per MDH guidance and CDC guidance
Organized Sports (Adult and Youth)
Closed
Closed
Open for organized youth sports only
Open with guidance
Open with guidance
Outdoor Recreation Activities and Facilities
Places of Worship, religious services, weddings, and funerals
Gatherings of 10 or less for funerals and weddings
Indoors and Outdoors
Capacity: 6ft of distance, max 25%, cannot exceed 250
* BEGINNING MAY 27*
Indoors and Outdoors
Capacity: 6ft of distance, max 25%, cannot exceed 250
* BEGINNING MAY 27*
Indoors and Outdoors
Capacity: 6 feet of social distance, max 50%, maximum of 250 people within a single self-contained space – see guidance for additional details
Potential for increased capacity
Campgrounds and charter boats
Closed
Closed
except remote sites
Open with guidance
Open with guidance
Open with guidance
Large public gatherings over 250 people
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
Pools
Closed
Closed
Open for organized youth sports and youth programs per Executive Order 20-63. Closed for other uses.
Capacity: 6 feet of social distance, max 50%
Potential for increased capacity
 
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