4/17/2020 4:00:51 PM
As we continue careful planning for how to get more Minnesotans safely back to work, it’s been incredibly helpful to hear from so many businesses and workers about how to safely reopen workplaces that are not in critical sectors.
We’ve received more than 3,000 comments and suggestions already, and continue to encourage Minnesota businesses and workers to share their ideas via this input form.
Here’s a snapshot of the categories of recommendations we’re getting:
Just a few examples include:
We’ve already seen Minnesota businesses step up and make changes in their workplaces to protect critical sector workers who have been carrying out essential work under the Stay at Home order. Here are just a few of hundreds of examples from all around Minnesota:
We’re collecting and sharing stories of Minnesota employers taking steps to protect workers. If your business has made moves to provide for proper social distancing and other steps to promote health and safety, please share them with us at GoodBusiness@state.mn.us
It’s important to remember that the Stay at Home order remains in place through May 4th. And even as we engage in planning for more Minnesota workplaces to reopen over time, we aren’t returning to “normal.” We have made significant progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 because we’ve abided by our Stay at Home order.
We need to keep up the good work on social distancing to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. But we also need to find ways to protect public health and stabilize our economy. We are in this for the long haul.
This is an unprecedented time. But in true Minnesota spirit, we are pulling together, coming up with solutions and identifying safe and strategic steps forward. Thank you for all you do every day to serve Minnesotans. Together, we are slowing the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives.
With wisdom from employers and workers across the state, we are learning how to prepare more Minnesotans to safely return to work when it is safe to do so.