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:
- How close you are to another person in each setting or activity.
- How long you are near another person.
- How predictable is the setting?
Select the categories below to see tips to help keep yourself, your family, and the community safe.