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Stay Safe Guidance

Minnesota’s Face Covering Requirement 

Emergency Executive Order 20-81 requires Minnesota’s to wear a face covering in certain setting to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Minnesotans must wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings, as described in this order and the related industry guidance below, as well as any other guidance referenced in this order. Workers must also wear face coverings outdoors when it is not possible to maintain social distancing. When leaving home, Minnesotans are strongly encouraged to have a face covering with them at all times to be prepared to comply with the requirements of this Executive Order. For complete details and a list of frequently asked questions on Executive Order 20-81 surrounding mandatory face coverings, please see Face Covering Requirements and Recommendations under Executive Order 20-81.

Mask Up Resources for Business 

Businesses can find resources to help promote mandatory face coverings such as signage, social media graphics and more at the All Businesses page.    

COVID-19 Preparedness Plans 

All Minnesota businesses were previously required to establish and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan per Emergency Executive Order 20-74. However, that Plan might need to be updated to reflect the new face covering requirements in Executive Order 20-81 signed July 22, 2020. Businesses should review their existing COVID-19 Preparedness Plans and communicate with employees any changes to that Plan as a result of EO 20-81. Read the Preparedness Plan FAQs for more information and see details for your industry below.  

stay safe guidance for all businesses

All Businesses

Stay safe guidance for industries and business entities that do not have specific guidance.
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Restaurant and Bar Businesses

Stay safe operating guidance that applies to restaurant and bar entities.
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Personal Care and Salon Businesses

Stay safe operating guidance that applies to salon, nail, spa, and personal care entities.
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Places of Worship Entities

Stay safe operating guidance that applies to places of worship entities.
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Retail Businesses

Stay safe operating guidance that applies to retail businesses.
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Outdoor Recreation Entities

Stay safe operating guidance that applies to outdoor recreation including boat launches, campgrounds, etc.
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Entertainment

Stay safe operating guidance for entertainment events.
stay safe guidance for schools, colleges, and universities

Schools and Child Care

Stay safe operating guidance for schools covering summer programming, distance learning, guidance for districts and schools, etc.
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Health Care Facilities

Stay safe operating guidance for human and animal care entities.
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Food and Agriculture Businesses

Stay safe guidance for businesses related to food production, handling, and other related entities.
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Construction

Stay safe operating guidance for businesses and workers in the construction industry.
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Manufacturing

Stay safe operating guidance for entities in the manufacturing sector.
industry guidelines for organized sports

Organized Sports

Stay safe operating guidance for organized sports programs and events.
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Gyms, Studios, and Fitness Centers

Stay safe operating guidance for gyms, studios, and fitness centers.
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Drive-In and Vehicle Gatherings

Stay safe operating guidance for drive-in and vehicle gatherings.
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Grocery and Convenience Stores

Stay safe operating guidance for grocery and convenience stores.
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Transportation, Distribution, and Delivery

Stay safe operating guidance for transportation, distribution, and delivery
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Custodial and Janitorial

Stay safe operating guidance for custodial and janitorial businesses.
stay safe guidance for behavioral health

Behavioral Health and Disability Services

Stay safe operating guidance for Department of Human Services licensed or certified programs that provide behavioral health, disability services, and other residential programs.

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