Health experts: Reopening businesses in Minnesota will spread COVID-19, but how much?
May 14, 2020
Epidemiologists broadly agree that reopening "nonessential" businesses and public spaces will lead to increased transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, though the uptick won't be visible immediately.
It's already happening in some states that reopened nonessential businesses, like Alabama, South Dakota and Texas, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has said. Minnesota is gradually allowing nonessential businesses and public spaces to reopen, based on judgments about how well each kind of setting can prevent transmission and monitor for new cases.