April 16, 2020 2:45 PM
The City of Anoka is actively engaged with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and local and regional partners with regard to the state and local response to the COVID-19 virus. City officials have been monitoring the situation. To help prevent the...
April 27, 2020 12:32 PM
Getting Business Reopened
A framework for safely returning to work:
Thursday April 23rd, Governor Tim Walz reviewed a framework for evaluating when it is safe to reopen a variety of workplace, social, and educational environments in Minnesota. As part of that framework, he issued Executive Order 20-40, which provides a limited first step in the process of safely returning to work, beginning only with workers at non-Critical Sector industrial, manufacturing and office-based businesses that are non-customer facing – allowing around 20,000 businesses and roughly 80,000 – 100,000 workers to go back to work beginning on Monday, April 27.
In order to reopen, EO 20-40 requires these business to do three things:
1. Create and share with their employees a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan that explains the actions they are taking to ensure social distancing and keep workers safe. The Department of Labor and Industry has created a template plan, which is optional for businesses to use as a starting point.
2. Engage in health screening of employees each day at arrival
3. Continue to use telework whenever possible