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Dial Back, Minnesota

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We have updated Stay Safe MN to reflect the changes imposed by Governor Walz's executive order 20-99, announced November 18, 2020. Industry guidance for businesses has been updated and Executive Order 20-99 Frequently Asked Questions is available – this information will continue to be prioritized as further changes are needed.

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Minnesota has dialed back the process of reopening. We have a shared responsibility to look out for each other and save lives. Our case numbers are rising, our hospitals are reaching capacity, and we are facing a long winter ahead––but together, we can make an impact by temporarily dialing back our reopening efforts to keep each other safe. Learn more about how Dial Back, Minnesota affects businesses and industries, families, and individuals

How to Stay Safe in Social Settings

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Social Gatherings

How to stay safe at social gatherings.

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Food Safety & Dining at Restaurants

How to stay safe while visiting restaurants and bars.

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Shopping

How to stay safe while shopping at retail establishments.

Minnesota Stay Safe Status

Always follow these safety practices

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Facial coverings are required according to Executive Order 20-81.
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Always stay six feet away from others.
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Must telework if you can.
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Get tested.
Last updated 11/10/2020 2:15 p.m.
Setting Guidance Overview
  Stay Home MN
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
Changes begin November 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Do not gather with people from other households.
No indoor or outdoor gatherings, except with immediate household members.
No person from outside your immediate household should enter your home.
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 (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
Changes begin November 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Closed to public. Except for delivery and takeout.
Up to five customers at a time may be inside the establishment to pick up orders.
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
Changes begin November 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Closed to public.
Potential for increased capacity
Indoor events and entertainment
Closed
Closed
Closed
Changes begin November 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Closed to public.
Potential for increased capacity
Outdoor events and entertainment
Closed
Drive-in events
per MDH Guidelines
Drive-in events
per MDH Guidelines
Changes begin November 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Closed to public.
+ 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
Public schools will follow the Safe Learning Plan.
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
Youth programs will continue to operate as long as the primary purpose is child care, not sports instruction or competition.
Open per MDH guidance and CDC guidance
Organized Sports (Adult and Youth)
Closed
Closed
Open for organized youth sports only
Changes begin November 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Closed.
Changes begin November 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Closed.
Outdoor Recreation Activities and Facilities
Changes begin November 20 at 11:59 p.m.Open per DNR's Outdoor Recreation Guidelines
All indoor facilities at outdoor recreation sites will be closed.
Gathering outdoors is allowed with immediate household members ONLY.
Potential for increased capacity
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*
Changes begin November 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Open with guidance.
Strong recommendation for virtual services ONLY.
Weddings, funerals, and other similar planned ceremonies can be held with the current rules in place, but all receptions and gatherings connected to these ceremonies must be canceled or postponed.
Potential for increased capacity
Reception spaces for celebrations or private parties
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*
Changes begin November 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Closed
Potential for increased capacity
Campgrounds and charter boats
Closed
Closed
except remote sites
Open with guidance
Changes begin November 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Open with guidance
Gathering is allowed with immediate household members ONLY.
Potential for increased capacity
Large public gatherings over 250 people
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed.
Closed
Pools and swim parks
Closed
Closed
Open for organized youth sports and youth programs per Executive Order 20-63. Closed for other uses.
Changes begin November 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Closed.
Potential for increased capacity
 

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