The virus will still be here when this two-week period is over, but we’ll be better prepared. We will work with our health care sector, manufacturers, business community, and strong-spirited Minnesotans across the state to tackle this virus head on.
These are trying times. But we are Minnesotans. We see challenges, and we tackle them. No matter how daunting the challenge; no matter how dark the times; Minnesota has always risen up—by coming together. If we unite as One Minnesota, we will save lives.
From Senator Roger Chamberlain:
I know there is a lot of confusion about Gov. Walz's Stay At Home order. Critical businesses will remain open but it is unclear exactly what that means. I am always available to help you figure it out, so please contact me with your questions. Here are a few resources that may help as well:
* The North American Industry Classification System is a good barometer of essential businesses (if you know your industry code): https://mn.gov/…/ass…/naics-critical-list_tcm1045-424829.pdf
* The state has a list of critical business exemptions, where you can also apply for an exemption if you are not listed: https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/business-exemptions/
* Finally, here is a helpful FAQ: https://mn.gov/governor/covid-19/faq.jsp
MN Chamber of Commerce Covid 19 Business Toolkit