An estimated 82% of Minnesota jobs have been deemed essential under Governor Walz's Executive order 20-20 and associated guidance from the Department of Employment and Economic Development. Based on best practices shared by employers in these critical industries, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce provides the following guidelines and suggestions to assist other Minnesota businesses in their efforts to provide safe workplaces their employees and customers as they come back online.

Businesses are eager to have access to testing that will help identify individuals who may be sick and those who may be immune. Acceleration of testing availability is critically important to restoring public confidence and reopening our economy. By building capacity to test as many as 20,000 Minnesotans per day, this increased testing and tracing will help improve control of this pandemic and support the safe re-opening of society. Businesses are still subject to all restrictions of current and future executive orders. Contact the chamber if you need help creating your own best practices, we're here to help.

The following suggested guidelines can be replicated as general best practices, applicable to most workplaces.

Business hasn't stopped, and your Chamber hasn't either. We're all in this together.......Stay healthy!