Critical Businesses must have a Preparedness Plan beginning Monday, June 29, 2020.
On Friday, June 5th, Governor Walz issued an Executive Order (EO 20-74) which allows businesses whose workers qualified for a Critical Sector exemption to continue operating in the same manner provided in EO 20-48. EO 20-74 requires all Critical Businesses to develop and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan by June 29, 2020. Such plans must comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) COVID-19 guidelines and OSHA standards.
Plans must be communicated to workers and posted at the workplace in a manner that is accessible for workers to review. It is a gross misdemeanor for a business owner to violate the Executive Order, in addition there may be possible civil relief by the Attorney General with penalties up to $25,000 per occurrence.