As part of Governor Walz’s extending the state’s stay-at-home order until May fourth, a portion of the order wants to examine if some businesses can eventually re-open.

“I want to ask our commissioners, the department of health and some businesses to develop short-term plans to allow more businesses to re-open,” said Walz. “We want to create protocols based on social distancing and best practices that doesn’t change the progress we’ve made, doesn’t put people at exposure and allows some businesses to re-open that weren’t considered essential in the first stay-at-home order.”

Walz says he believes Minnesota is the first state in the union to put this sort of a measure into a stay-at-home order.