COVID-19 Preparedness Plans

In a June 17 blog post, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development gives tips and templates for COVID-19 Preparedness Plans required by law.

Businesses designated as critical based on federal guidance from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) along with businesses that are reopening following pandemic closures are now required to adopt a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan to explain the policies, practices and conditions that the business will take to protect the health and safety of their workers and customers. 

In Minnesota, Executive Order 20-74 requires that by June 29, 2020, all businesses – including Critical Businesses – fully adopt and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. 

In addition, the State of Minnesota has created industry-specific guidance for several industries that have unique work environments, may pose higher risks for potential virus transmission, or that employ more vulnerable workers, including:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Grocery and Convenience Stores
  • Janitorial and Custodial Services
  • Transportation, Distribution and Delivery
  • Agriculture

Other industries and businesses can consult the General Guidance for All Businesses

Minnesota OSHA is also prepared to assist any business with the development of their COVID-19 Preparedness Plans. Contact MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation at 651-284-5060 or

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