ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s Stay at Home order has been extended again as the state works toward building herd immunity to COVID-19.

Governor Tim Walz announced Thursday that the order will remain in place for two more weeks until May 18th.

He says despite the extension, retail and non-critical businesses will be allowed to start reopening safely on Monday. Walz says to do that, businesses should offer curbside pick-up or delivery, continue following social distancing guidelines, and take online payment as often as possible.

The governor is also recommending companies continue to allow their employees to telework and says you should wear a manufactured or homemade mask whenever you leave your house.

The Stay at Home order was originally issued on March 27th and after an extension was set to expire on Monday.

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