Update (11/20/2020): Social gatherings are now prohibited for four weeks beginning November 20 at 11:59 p.m. per executive order 20-99.
On November 10, Governor Tim Walz signed a new Executive Order adding limitations to indoor gatherings.
Good ventilation is important for reducing the spread of COVID-19. This means that gathering indoors is riskier than outdoors. If you do need to meet indoors, here are some tips that can help circulate fresh air and provide better ventilation:
- Open windows and doors when weather allows. The more people, the greater need for fresh air.
- Meet in rooms with high ceilings and a large volume of air (recommended 50 square feet of floor space per person).
- Open doors to nearby rooms and hallways
- Turn your home’s furnace fan to “always on” two hours before and after visiting.
Please remember to also follow other safety measures as usual, such as wearing masks, staying 6 feet apart, washing your hands often and keeping interactions short.
For more information on airflow, visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.