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Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan

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.

For more information on guidance for reopening, visit the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Follow these safe practices during all phases

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Facial coverings are strongly recommended.
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All non-Critical Sector businesses are required to have adopted and implemented a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.
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Always stay six feet away from others.
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Must telework if you can.
 
Closed
Open With Restrictions and Capacity Limitations
Open Without Restrictions
 
Last updated 5/23/2020 2:07 p.m.
Setting Stay Home MN Phase I Phase II Phase III Phase IV
  March 26 – May 17 May 18 – June 1 Beginning June 1    
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
Gatherings of 20 or less;
Drive-in gatherings per MDH guidelines
TBD
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)
Open
(must telework if you can)
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)
+ increased capacity
+ 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
Masks: Required for workers, strongly recommended for customers
+ indoor dining
+ increased capacity
Personal services (salons, tattoos, barbershops)
Closed
Closed
Capacity: 6 ft of distance (max 25%)
Appointments: Required
Masks: Required for workers and customers
+ increased capacity
+ increased capacity
Gyms, personal fitness and yoga studios, martial arts
Closed
Closed
Closed
Potential for phased opening with capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements
+ increased capacity
Entertainment (bowling alleys, movie theaters, arcades, theaters)
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
Potential for phased opening with capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements
Outdoor entertainment (movies in the park, concerts, etc.)
Closed
Drive-in events
per MDH Guidelines
Drive-in events
per MDH Guidelines
Potential for phased opening with capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements
+ 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 per CDC guidance
+ 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 Youth Sports
Closed
Closed
Open per MDH guidance (no games)
Open per MDH guidance
Open per MDH 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
Masks: Strongly recommended for workers and attendees
* BEGINNING MAY 27*
Indoors and Outdoors
Capacity: 6ft of distance, max 25%, cannot exceed 250
Masks: Strongly recommended for workers and attendees
* BEGINNING MAY 27*
+ increased capacity
+ increased capacity
Campgrounds and charter boats
Closed
Closed
except remote sites
Open with guidance
Open with guidance
Open with guidance
Large public gatherings (festivals, sporting events, large concerts)
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.
Potential for phased opening with capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements
+ increased capacity
 
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