Here Is Who Is Considered An ‘Essential Worker’ In Minnesota


According to Patrick Kessler, Senior Political Reporter, WCCO-TV/CBS Minneapolis, The essential workers have been listed during the two week ‘Shelter At Home’ order.

Here is an abbreviated list that was talked about today for Essential Workers:

  • Health Care
  • Public Safety
  • Child Care
  • Food and Agriculture
  • News Media
  • Energy
  • Water and Wastewater

A more comprehensive list can be found in the executive list issued today HERE.

According to KSTP:

The two-week period will begin Friday night (March 27) at 11:59 p.m. through Friday, April 10.

During those two weeks, Minnesotans are able to leave their homes for health and safety activities, outdoor activities, gathering necessary supplies, essential travel, the care of others and relocation purposes.

Walz also said the closure of schools and the use of distance learning will be used through May 4.

Bars and restaurants are also expected to remain closed through May1.