The governor announced two more weeks of stay-at-home, but did make concessions for more small businesses to return.
He was talking during the workday, so I didn't see it all. Some highlights are below.
The stay-at-home order is extended from 4 May to 18 May, so two more weeks. This is not an impactful change in our house, because schools are already cancelled through the year; or rather are distance-learning, so the kids are home for the next month or so. This also fits inside my company's direction of mid-June at the earliest.
He outlined some direction for currently closed businesses to open. Most have to do with maintaining social distance separation, like curb-side pick-up and wearing protective gear. Deliveries were called out as needing to be left with contact-less door interactions. The big places and delivery services have been doing this already, so it's just called out to ensure the newly opened businesses are also following these guidelines.
He also had a bit of discussion about easing the restrictions on "elective" surgeries. This is largely due to the success we're having as a state at holding the pressure off the health care system. We're among the leaders for lowest per-capita cases and deaths, which he proudly thanked all Minnesotans for helping make happen.
He did criticize, in a Minnesota way, the states and individuals barking about the restrictions. He pointed out the shifts other places have made, the swell of cases, and their renewed restrictions, suggesting that instead by carefully analyzing the situation and slowly "turning the dials" on the restrictions, that we'll all come out better.
He did talk about how this needs to be a slow growth to herd immunity, unless or until a vaccine is provided. He noted the advancements touted in treating the hospitalized and other more severe cases, and said these, too, can adjust the dials as getting sick isn't as bad if there's reasonable treatment, and we can lower the risk of severe and critical cases, and perhaps even fatal cases.
Until then, though, "stay at home" is the only way to stay safe and healthy.
I watched it here, but it looks like now they've edited down the hours-long talk into a more concise viewable. I haven't watched the edited version, except the little bit to discern it wasn't long enough to be the whole talk.