The road to reopening

A man gesturing at podium.
Gov. Tim Walz speaks at a press conference inside the Department of Public Safety in St. Paul on Thursday. Walz unveiled a plan that extends the state's stay-at-home order and keeps bars and restaurants takeout-only until May 18, but also makes changes to allow some additional business operations.
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It has become painfully obvious that there is no returning to normal anytime soon. On Thursday, Gov. Tim Walz extended the stay-at-home order in Minnesota until May 18. Summer favorites are up in the air. No one is sure how school will happen next year.

Most government and health officials say it’s not realistic to live in quarantine until we find a vaccine for COVID-19. But how do we balance public health, economic viability and even happiness?

Friday on MPR News with Kerri Miller, we spoke with two veterans of U.S. health care policy who have authored proposals for responsible reopening.  


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