15 May UPDATE FROM GOVERNORS SPEECH MAY 13th
UPDATE FROM GOVERNORS SPEECH MAY 13th
Gov. Tim Walz delivered a livestreamed address to the State. Update from governors speech May 13th. Things have changed for all of us in Minnesota and here is a recap.
Schools were already closed for the academic year.
Instead of required “Shelter in home” we have a new strategy of “Safer at Home.” Which means you do not to stay at home but encouraged to if you can work from home.
Gatherings are now ok but must not to exceed 10 people.
Bars, restaurants, salons, small brick-and-mortar retail shops and houses of worship remain off limits for in-person service. State officials are now expected to develop guidelines for how to safely reopen those businesses in June.
While we are opening the economy in the State, we expect some pockets of virus growth, so we have additional COVID19 testing ready, increased hospital capacity and stockpiles of ventilators and personal protective equipment. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.
The Governor wants elderly residents and those with underlining medical conditions to continue to stay home and limit their exposure to the virus.
On Monday, May 18th the update from the governors speech May 13th the stay at home measures expire.
While this is not a full opening of our economy and our businesses, it is a positive step after over two months of severe restrictions. The GOP was happy with these timely changes and feels the Democratic Governor is listening to their concerns and input. As Minnesotans we are all in this together and we must still be diligent and practice common sense with our social distancing. Also, we must be courteous to those businesses and employees who insist on masks and social distancing since they are only doing their jobs. In addition, they are trying to protect you, themselves, and their families. We can do this Minnesota!