On April 8, 2020, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-33, which extended his directive for Minnesotans to Stay at Home until May 3, 2020. This Executive Order codified previous clarifications issued by the Governor and made several modifications to the categories of exempted workers originally included in Executive Order 20-20.

The attached document is a summary of significant modifications made to each affected category and is intended as a brief overview. For the full scope of Critical Sector workers in Executive Order 20-33, please refer to the Order itself and the Executive Order 20-33 Critical Sector Descriptions document, which may be amended from time to time. Please note that the words “workers” and “personnel” are broadly defined to include owners, proprietors, employees, contractors, vendors, volunteers, and interns.

MINIMUM BASIC OPERATIONS • Workers supporting minimum basic operations in all businesses and other organizations • Minimum basic operations include: Minimum necessary activities to maintain the value of the business’ inventory, preserve the condition of a business’s or other organization’s facilities, physical plant, or equipment, ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits, or for related functions; and Minimum necessary activities to facilitate remote work by workers from their residences (e.g. IT personnel who allow employees to operate remotely and personnel who support remote or distance learning).

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