COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
As of June 29, 2020 all farms, farmers' markets, and other businesses operating in Minnesota are required to have written COVID-19 Preparedness Plans. There is no requirement to submit a plan to any agency or other authority. If a farm, farmers' market, or other business has workers -- including paid staff, volunteers, interns, or contractors -- the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan must be posted where it is easily accessible by workers.
This guidance applies to farms, food processors/manufacturers, or other businesses that are selling food, feed, or other agricultural products.
If these farms or businesses are also selling retail products through an on-site store, allowing on-site food consumption, or providing entertainment or meeting space, they will need to also look at supplementary information below for guidance on those activities.
This guidance applies to farmers' markets offering music or other entertainment with seating available for customers; and to farms that offer concerts, wedding venues, or any other indoor or outdoor activities for which seating is provided. Exception: hay rides are considered recreational entertainment rather than seated entertainment.