MINNESOTA: Gov Classifies Grocery Store Workers As Emergency Personnel, Move Gets Them Free Child Care

NBC News reports:

Minnesota has classified grocery store workers as emergency personnel, allowing them to access free child care provided by the state. As people continue to practice social distancing and restaurants and bars remain closed, grocery store workers have essentially become first responders to the crisis, making sure everybody stays fed.

For this reason, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz added store clerks, stockers, food preparation personnel, cleaning staff and deli staff at grocery stores to the list of “Emergency Tier 2” workers, according to an executive order dated for Tuesday. Workers with school-age children are now entitled to free-care provided by school districts.