Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says he wants to see businesses re-open as soon as possible, but the process must be done correctly.
“The real challenge for business is providing that confidence,” said Walz. “We’ve got to provide them that confidence. When we provide that confidence, there’s a much better chance that people will come back. There have been some fascinating studies from Georgia about businesses reopening and no one showing up.”
Walz says the goal is to provide the proper balance between economic and public health needs.
“If there’s a desire to have a sense urgency and open up these businesses and balance that with public safety, they’re absolutely right,” said Walz. “Those who say we need to open because it’s just the flu are dead wrong.”
Walz says with retail locations being opened for curbside service Monday, 91 percent of Minnesotans are back at work.