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Stay Safe in Daily Activities

wash hands often

Wash hands often

stay home when sick

Stay home when sick

stay six feet apart

Stay 6 feet apart

Even as more businesses, organizations, and recreational areas open up, it is still very important for all Minnesotans to continue taking steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes staying home when you are sick, washing your hands often, keeping at least 6 feet of space between people, and wearing a mask or cloth face covering when you are not able to keep at least 6 feet of space between people.

People who are age 65 years and older and people with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. It is best for these individuals to avoid gatherings as much as possible.

We are not flipping a switch and going back to normal behavior all at once. We are slowly moving a dial and introducing more interaction between people over time.

As we consider what can safely resume or reopen, we must consider three critical factors:

  1. How close you are to another person in each setting or activity.
  2. How long you are near another person.
  3. How predictable is the setting?

Select the categories below to see tips to help keep yourself, your family, and the community safe.

people social distancing during social gatherings

Social Gatherings

How to stay safe at social gatherings.
people social distancing while dining

Dining at Restaurants

How to stay safe while dining at restaurants and bars.
people social distancing while running

Athletic Activity and Sports

How to stay safe while participating in athletic activities and sports.
people social distancing while camping and traveling to cabins


How to stay safe during in-state or out-of-state travel.
people social distancing while shopping


How to stay safe while shopping at retail establishments.
people social distancing at salons, barbershops, and tattoo parlors

Salons, Barber Shops, Tattoo Parlors

How to stay safe while visiting the hair stylist, manicurist, barber, or tattoo artist.
people social distancing while doing outdoor activities

Outdoor Activity

How to stay safe while enjoying outdoor activity such as hiking, boating, camping, cookouts, and other outdoor recreation.
people social distancing at places of worship

Places of Worship

How to stay safe while visiting a place of worship.
people social distancing at concerts

Concerts, Festivals

How to stay safe while visiting outdoor movies or music shows.
industry guidelines for entertainment

Entertainment Venues

How to stay safe while at entertainment venues.
industry guidelines for gyms, studios, fitness centers

Gyms and Fitness Centers

How to stay safe while at the gym or a fitness center.

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