Some Minnesotans will be allowed to go back to work next week. Steve Grove is the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

“The executive order signed by the Governor today allows industrial, manufacturing and office based businesses that are not customer facing to return to work beginning on Monday, April 27th,” said Grove.

Grove says part of the executive order requires businesses to create, share and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness plan, engage in health screening of employees and to continue to work from home whenever possible. Grove says the order does not include retail locations.

“This does not allow any customer-faced businesses to reopen,” said Walz. “That’s means if you’re an industrial or manufacturing based business with a retail outlet, only the industrial and manufacturing part of the business can reopen, not the retail.”

Grove estimates the executive order will allow 20-thousand Minnesota businesses to re-open and 80 to 100-thousand employees to work.