Regulatory Resources for ReOpening Your Business or Workplace

Updated: Nov 20, 2020

Up-to-date resource list for businesses planning your safety protocols and preparedness plan to reopen to the public. Brick and Mortar is here to be an ally and resource for you during this transition and for future planning.

The list below was first compiled to keep ourselves up to date with the constant changes. We know how important it is to be informed. We will continue to update the resources below.

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Check out the DIY Toolkit: for small businesses adapting and preparing to reopen to the public. Designed as a step-by-step guide to educate business owners and their team creatively approach solutions for new systems, protocols and distancing layout.

City staff has stated (May 12, 2020) the City of Duluth intends to follow the Minnesota state guidance on reopening and safety protocols

State of Minnesota

Governor Walz Emergency Executive Orders Reference Library

Stay Safe Plan - planned phasing of reopening

Guidance by Phase of opening for various settings and business types

Public Health Risk Measure Graphs

MN Department of Health COVID-19 Updates

City of Duluth

Pandemic Resources List

Face mask requirements

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (MN DLI) COVID-19 updates and guidelines

MN DLI Stay Safe Guidance for Businesses and Organizations. Information provided specific to certain industries

MN DLI COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Template and Instructions

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MN DLI COVID-19 Guidance for Bars and Restaurants

MN DLI Employer Preparedness Plan requirements checklist

Employers must develop and implement a plan that addresses the following components and post it publicly.

Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) Compliance Guidelines and Updates. Specific information for certain business types available

MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation, at no cost, helps employers that want to learn how to improve safety and health at their worksite.

Contact:, 651-284-5060 or 800-657-3776

Minnesota Dept of Employment and Economic Development (MN DEED)

COVID-19 Information for Minnesotans - for employers and employees

Information specific to Executive Orders

MN DEED Stay Safe Plan Guidance for Reopening Businesses