ST. PAUL (KMHL) – Gov. Tim Walz announced the stay-at-home order will remain intact for another two weeks.

However, the governor announced that there will be new flexibility allowing some retailers to reopen with curbside pickup or delivery for customers. He estimates the move will put 30,000 Minnesotans in the retail business back to work.

“It allows us to believe that we can continue to social distance and use smart processes, while continuing to test, trace and isolate and not overwhelm the system,” said Walz.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said the governor is asking the right questions and looking at the right data, but they’re disappointed he did not turn the dial further.