Barrett Releases Post COVID-19 Reopening Plan.
Updated: Apr 8, 2020
Plan to Open Minnesota’s Economy in a Safe Manner.
(I am not a virologist or epidemiologist but the numbers are looking good for Minnesota.)
Due to the incredible effort and resiliency of Minnesotans we will beat this virus and return to a productive way of life. Minnesota’s total active and new COVID-19 cases will peak, then start to decline and eventually slow to the point of no new cases for a day. The median incubation period for COVID-19 is 5.1 days with 97.5% showing symptoms after 11.5 days. Once we get past 7 days and then 11 days we will know the extent of the virus' proliferation post growth. Here is a plan to slowly return our economy to full strength.
1. Total active cases peak (show a decline of 10%):
Immediately open Golf courses, landscapers and other outdoor work.
Allow all outside work where social distancing can be maintained.
1. MDH reports no or low (under 10) new COVID-19 cases for a day:
All outside construction can reopen
Any restrictions on parks are lifted.
2. After 7 days of no or low (under 10) new cases per day:
Small companies of under 10 people are allowed to open and go back to work
Non-essential medical and dentist and other healthcare services can reopen.
3. After 11 days of no or low (under 10) new cases per day:
Restaurants, bars, and non-essential stores can reopen but with a limit of 25 people at a time.
4. After 14 days of no or low (under 10) new cases per day:
All businesses can reopen for business.
Churches can gather again. No groups of over 750.
5. After 21 days of no or low (under 10) new cases per day:
Sporting events can reopen.
Churches can worship with groups of under 2000
6 . After 30 days of no or low (under 10) new cases per day:
Outdoor concerts and festivals can reconvene.
Indoor concerts can reopen with a limit
No limit on group sizes.
If MDH reports more than 50 new cases in one day, we add a 5 day pause to the plan.
If MDH reports more than 100 cases in a day we return to Stay at Home until the daily cases return to low and restart the process.
With this plan, we can reopen all businesses while keeping a watch on a second wave of the virus. First and foremost, we want to keep Minnesotans safe and healthy.
We are Minnesota. We can get through this together. #WeAreMN