Minnesota COVID Training for Businesses

Under executive orders from Governor Walz, all businesses reopening in Minnesota must adhere to the state's Stay Safe Plan. The plan requires businesses to develop a COVID preparedness plan based on industry-specific requirements, assign a plan administrator to execute and monitor the plan, and distribute it to all workers.

The COVID preparedness plans must entail worker protocols such as health screenings, stay home and return to work procedures, worker hygiene, social distancing, workplace cleaning and ventilation changes, and more. Fines for not complying with the COVID requirements for a business's industry can result in fines of up to $25,000 and jail time.

Opus has developed COVID training programs that comply with both Minnesota COVID requirements and OSHA safety guidelines. Opus's text-based training is accessible to your employees and enables you to promote a safe workplace for your staff and customers.

MN COVID Requirements

Minnesota's COVID requirements and guidelines vary by industry. The following protocols are required for all food services and essential services workers.

Health & safety

PPE provided by employer to employees

Masks worn by employees to enter

Masks worn by customers to enter

Temperature check for employees to enter

Temperature checks for customers to enter

Health screening for employee

Illness reporting by employee

Illness reporting by customer

Planning & procedure

Social distancing (at least 6 ft) by employees and customers

COVID training for employees

COVID preparedness plan

Visible signage about COVID protocols

Contact tracing plan

Indoor dining

For restaurants

Indoor dining is limited to 50% capacity and no more than 250 persons.

Data as of 9/17/2020

COVID Citations in Minnesota

Governor Walz put into place criminal penalties for individuals and business owners not following Minnesota COVID requirements, with fines of up to $1,000 or up to 90 days in jail. The attorney general may charge businesses with civil penalties up to $25,000 per occurrence and injunctive relief.

45 businesses in Minnesota have already received fines for COVID citations

As of 9/9/2020

Opus COVID Training

Opus provides high-impact COVID training for employees delivered over text message. Our COVID training program is based on the latest OSHA, CDC, and WHO guidelines and directly addresses Minnesota COVID requirements, with trainings on:

Face coverings and gloves

Social distancing at work

Customer service during COVID

Health screenings

Reporting illness

Personal hygiene & coming to work

How it works

Sign Up Quickly and Securely

Managers invite employees to training via mobile. Employees sign up over text message or WhatsApp.

Get Micro-Lessons Daily

At the start of each workday, employees complete 3-minute micro-lessons.

Acknowledge and Reward

Your team learns quickly and gets personalized, digital certificates. So does your business!

Supporting businesses through reopening

"Opus was an integral resource in our reopening. The ability to get our staff trained and up to speed quickly was critical in this uncertain and ever changing environment. The seamless use of text as a training and educational format is effective and efficient for employees from all parts of our business."

Aldy, Owner
Perry's Restaurants, San Francisco Bay Area

Training Thousands of Employees Up and Down the Supply Chain

Prioritize safe reopening

$4 per employee/month billed annually

$5 per employee billed monthly

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