Month: April 2020

Return to Work, 4/23 Governor Release

Governor Tim Walz Emergency Executive Order 20-40  LINK:  EO-20-40-Final A framework for safely returning to work Today, Governor Tim Walz reviewed a framework for evaluating when it is safe to reopen a variety of workplace, social, and educational environments in Minnesota. That framework takes into consideration a number of health, economic, and social factors – and applies them to a variety of settings that have varying levels of predictability and size considerations. As part of that framework, he issued Executive Order 20-40, which provides a limited first step in the process of safely returning to work, beginning only with workers at non-Critical Sector industrial, manufacturing and office-based businesses that are non-customer facing. There are 2.6 million Minnesotans working right now. EO 20-40, developed in consultation with thousands of business leaders, labor leaders, and public health experts, will allow around 20,000 businesses and roughly 80,000 – 100,000 workers to go back to work beginning on Monday, April 27. In order to reopen, EO 20-40 requires these business to do three things: Create and share with their …

Zoom PRACTICE Meeting

Let’s get together on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and have a practice “let’s get familiar with Zoom” meeting!  Janine and I will be hosting the “webinar” type Zoom meeting and you will join as an “attendee” – this is the same setup that the Ortonville City Council is using for the regular meetings and Public Hearings during this time of social distancing. We will go over how you can raise your hand if you’d like to speak during the appropriate times during meetings & public hearings – by raising your hand… you’ll be brought into the meeting with your audio and you’ll be able to speak/discuss your points during the meeting and when you are done you will be placed back in the watch/listen “attendee” section of the Webinar style meeting.  When we bring you over, we can also work through any audio issues that you may have – or if you’d rather use the chat option to communicate you statement or questions. Join us for a “just between friends” casual practice session on Zoom …

Concert of Prayer

Tonight! 8:15 p.m. —  We encourage you to stay home, turn on your porch lights and tune into an evening of prayer provided by clergy from across Big Stone County (MNbump!) — it would also be great to see photos of your front lights flooding Facebook! Ways to connect with tonight’s Concert of Prayer: KDIO – 1350 on your AM dial or the audio will be streamed live from this LINK:  https://streamdb3web.securenetsystems.net/v5/KDIO Zoom as an Attendee this is the #1 way to watch tonight’s Concert of Prayer!  The first 100 that sign-in to Zoom will be able to view direct (see instructions & Zoom link below in red) Facebook Live.  We will also be streaming Zoom to Facebook Live; however, in the event that the connection fails either from the beginning or during the Prayer service, please have KDIO ready for backup so that you can hear the audio.  Do not play them at the same time, though – since there is a 20-second delay on the feed through to Facebook Live.  (In testing, Facebook Live …