Return to Work Resources

Last updated June 19, 2020

On June 5, Governor Tim Walz signed Emergency Executive Order 20-74, which requires all businesses to develop and implement a COVID-19 preparedness plan by June 29, 2020. While this plan does not need to be submitted to the state, all businesses are required to have one if the state asks to see it (e.g. in the course of an investigation or in response to an employee complaint).

To ensure that businesses have a clear sense of what steps they should prepare to take, the state of Minnesota has produced not only guidance, but also industry-specific templates for businesses to use as they develop their plans.

For further information and additional resources, please contact Gabriela Spence at


Templates and Checklists

MN DEED: Employer Preparedness Checklist

U.S. Chamber: Ready to Reopen Playbook

MN Chamber: Return to Work Employer Checklist

MN Chamber: Return to Work Safely Best Practices

Lears: Safe Work Playbook

Gallagher: Checklist for Reopening Facilities


MN Symptom Screener

Clean Harbors: Disinfection & Decontamination

Guidance and Resources

State of Minnesota: Stay Safe MN

MN DEED: Returning to Work (Businesses)

CDC Businesses and Workplaces

MN Department of Labor: MNOSHA Compliance

Gallagher: Return to the Workplace Guide

Ecolab: Commercial Facilities Resource Library

Ecolab: Long Term Care Resource Library

AdvaMed: MedTech Resource Center


MAA Webinar: Stop the Spread

MN DEED: Safely Back to Work

MN Chamber: Return to Work 

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