On Wednesday, May 13, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-56 (the “Order”), which will further loosen workplace restrictions effective Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Those looser restrictions will remain in effect until Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm – and potentially for longer if Governor Walz extends the Order.
The following is a summary of the Order’s key provisions impacting employers:
The preceding information is a summary of the key provisions impacting businesses contained in the 10-page Order. The Order contains other provisions that directly impact Minnesota residents, including a prohibition on gatherings of more than 10 people, fines of up to $1,000 and imprisonment of not more than 90 days for individuals who violate the Order, and strong encouragement (but not a requirement) for all people to wear masks and for at-risk people to stay home.