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Vaccine progress is having an impact, and now 90 percent of school districts are offering some in-person learning, 94 percent of long-term care facilities are open for visitors, and more Minnesotans are back at work as customers return to businesses. Recognizing the progress we have made on vaccines and controlling the spread of COVID, we can take a cautious step to support personal well-being and the business economy by loosening some restrictions. This chart outlines Minnesota's updated plan to slow the spread of COVID and save lives while supporting our small businesses. Who's Getting Vaccinated? Always follow these safety practices Facial coverings are required according to Executive Order Always stay six feet away from others. Telework if you can.
Businesses and Employers: COVID-19
An informal group of small businesses in Minnesota plans to defy state coronavirus pandemic safety guidelines and reopen prematurely this week. Tim Walz weighs whether to re-impose restrictions on bars, restaurants, health clubs and other public-facing businesses this week. Curfews and capacity limits went back into effect last month amid a statewide increase in cases of COVID, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, and are set to expire Friday. The group is calling on businesses in rural Minnesota to reopen Wednesday and for businesses in the Twin Cities metro area to reopen Friday. Approximately businesses have pledged to participate, according to Darius Teichroew, who helped organize the group.
While this official action will impact City operations in some ways, the City plans to maintain open channels of communication with our business community during these challenging times. Any changes to city policies will be reassessed at or near the end dates. Extensions to changes will be communicated via the Business Connection newsletter.