Returning to Work:
Minnesota’s governor reviewed a framework to safely reopen a variety of workplaces and subsequently issued Executive Order 20-40. This order outlines a plan to reopen businesses with associates in a non-critical sector such as industrial, manufacturing, and office-based businesses (non-customer facing).
Currently, 2.6 million individuals are working in the state. Executive Order 20-40 will allow around 20,000 businesses and roughly 80,000 to 100,000 workers to return to work on April 27, 2020.
Executive Order 20-40:
Through this order, the state requests that employers engage in the below actions.
- Create and share a COVID-19 preparedness plan that explains the actions employers are taking to ensure social distancing and workplace safety. The Department of Labor crafted a template plan, which is an optional, but helpful resource, for employers to use as they reopen.
- Engage in health screening daily.
- Use telework if possible.
Recorded webinars and more information on this order can be found here: https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/safework/webinar/. For more information about the order, including what it means for businesses and workers and a number of FAQs and additional information, employers can visit the state’s COVID-19 webpage: https://www.mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/safework/.
Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.
Please reach out to your representative with any questions.