MN Stay at Home Order Extended to May 18 – Protocols Being Developed to Reopen Certain Businesses
During his Apr. 30 afternoon press conference, Governor Walz ordered an extension of the Minnesota Stay at Home order which will now run through Monday, May 18. One important note – the Governor is currently working with State Commissioners to create exemptions for certain businesses to reopen on a social-distancing basis (details to follow once the exemptions have been finalized). Other notable items from the press conference included the following:
Bars, restaurants, and public accommodations will remain closed through 5/18/20 (pickup/curbside/delivery may continue).
All customer-facing retail establishments are eligible for curbside delivery/pickup beginning on Monday (5/4/20)…businesses must develop and post a plan for how to do so (template available on state COVID website).
In curbside pickup scenarios, social distancing guidelines apply – customers should stay in their vehicles when possible.
Online payments should be used in every possible scenario.
Employees and customers should wear masks and protective equipment.
In delivery scenarios, items should be deposited outside of the customer’s residence.
Elective procedures will soon be able to resume.
For the latest details on both relief for businesses and employees, we’d encourage you to visit the State’s COVID-19 information page by clicking here. The state also has a new dashboard that tracks all the latest data and statistics relative to the coronavirus crisis – this information may be accessed by clicking here.
As you are aware, the World Health Organization has declared the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a Global Health Emergency.
The health and safety of our communities’ residents and visitors is Enjoy Eagan’s highest priority. Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits when traveling and to follow guidance issued by official sources of public health information.
Enjoy Eagan’s hotels are taking the proper precautions for non-essential travel guests and many of our restaurants are open for delivery and carry out. They, too, have been working closely with state and local health care officials and have detailed contingency plans in place, if needed.
As you know, Enjoy Eagan’s hotels and restaurants also welcome our area’s residents. So please consider what you and your colleagues can do to remain “all in” with Enjoy Eagan. Please take the time to review CDC guidelines and use them as a common-sense guide for continuing to actively explore and enjoy our city. You might consider:
– Order take out or delivery from your favorite local restaurant or explore a new interest. The hard-working men and women there need your support.
– If you would rather, still be supportive and consider buying gift cards now to use in the future.
– Visit your favorite outdoor park or nature center for some fresh air.
Looking ahead, we don’t think it’s too soon for all of us to start thinking strategically about moving forward after COVID-19, and Enjoy Eagan is looking forward to working with you to make an immediate impact. We will also begin planning and collaborating with our partners and constituents on a game plan – when needed – to warmly and positively invite those who may have temporarily delayed their leisure or business activities to return and enjoy all that we are known for. We will keep you posted on those developments as well.
Visit CDC Travel for the latest guidance: cdc.gov/travel