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Rochester Ready initiative aims to showcase city's efforts to reopen safely

Rochester Ready is an initiative to ensure a safe and resilient recovery for Rochester.

Posted: Jun 22, 2020 3:34 PM
Updated: Jun 22, 2020 4:47 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The city of Rochester is partnering with other community organizations to help ensure a safe reopening for community members and visitors.

On Monday organizers announced the "Rochester Ready" initiative.

President of  Mayo Civic Center, Joe Ward expalined, "More and more guests are returning to Rochester, and we want people to know we're thinking of them and we're thinking of employees in our industries as well and we're glad people are visiting again but we know that they want to feel safe so that's mostly what this program is about."

More information can be found in the press release below:

New initiative launches to support and showcase Rochester’s efforts to reopen safely.

June 22, 2020 - Rochester Ready is an initiative to ensure a safe and resilient recovery for Rochester, Minnesota.
Rochester Ready partners are the City of Rochester, Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency, Experience Rochester, Mayo Clinic, Olmsted County and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.

The launch program for Rochester Ready is a hospitality safety pledge for restaurants, retailers and lodging properties called “Rochester Ready Safe.” Businesses that sign the pledge are committing to implementing a specific set of measures to provide a safe
experience.

The pledge aligns with preparedness plans required by the State of Minnesota but does ask that businesses signing the pledge institute a requirement that all employees wear nonmedical cloth face coverings and guests are encouraged to wear face coverings.
The goal of this program is to instill confidence in residents, visitors and patients so they feel safe as they shop, dine, stay and play in Rochester.

“It is important that Rochester businesses, residents, and visitors develop a shared commitment to minimizing the spread of COVID-19,” said Rochester Mayor Kim Norton. “Businesses that sign the Rochester Ready Pledge demonstrate their desire to
provide a safe environment for residents and visitors to our community.”

“We are excited to be a part of the new Rochester Ready Safe program. Our priority is and will always be for the safety of our guests and team members,” said Myron and Michelle Salz, owners of Centerstone Plaza Hotel. “Over the past few months, the Centerstone
team has developed additional procedures for safety that complement this initiative.”

Rochester Ready will provide branded materials including posters (in multiple languages) and window clings for businesses taking the safety pledge, and they will be featured on a dedicated website – rochesterready.com. Mayo Clinic and other organizations will make
this information available to patients and visitors to convey that Rochester is ready to serve
them safely.

A broader promotional campaign will support this effort. The Rochester Ready initiative will evolve as the community transitions from reopening through recovery and long-term resiliency

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 945445

Reported Deaths: 9823
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin1843762065
Ramsey766441059
Dakota69982596
Anoka66370596
Washington42195370
Stearns34679289
St. Louis30635423
Scott26894189
Wright26779230
Olmsted23165132
Sherburne19616130
Carver1733872
Clay12359110
Blue Earth1187271
Rice11789141
Crow Wing11523125
Chisago1024181
Kandiyohi10074109
Otter Tail10046132
Benton9386128
Goodhue844399
Beltrami8365101
Douglas8084101
Itasca7930102
Mower751350
McLeod743584
Isanti729086
Winona725758
Steele708334
Morrison687582
Becker639075
Polk613688
Freeborn585447
Carlton565378
Mille Lacs548781
Nicollet539661
Lyon539262
Nobles531754
Pine531444
Cass512256
Todd501045
Brown481262
Le Sueur476536
Meeker445260
Martin397146
Waseca396934
Wabasha387610
Dodge374712
Hubbard363249
Roseau325532
Fillmore314715
Wadena308440
Redwood287646
Houston281117
Renville274351
Faribault267035
Sibley263019
Kanabec262439
Pennington257330
Cottonwood236333
Aitkin230952
Chippewa224843
Pope211610
Watonwan203921
Yellow Medicine191625
Koochiching183325
Rock179529
Swift178024
Stevens173311
Jackson164216
Clearwater161322
Marshall156322
Murray154511
Pipestone153729
Lake135524
Lac qui Parle125326
Wilkin123516
Mahnomen108914
Norman106410
Grant104910
Big Stone9686
Lincoln9075
Kittson77723
Red Lake72211
Traverse6126
Unassigned582124
Lake of the Woods5355
Cook3191

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Cases: 536275

Reported Deaths: 7379
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk81677809
Linn32838430
Scott27126295
Black Hawk22334382
Woodbury20736263
Johnson20150108
Dubuque18996243
Pottawattamie16215214
Dallas15573115
Story1398059
Unassigned105670
Warren8637107
Cerro Gordo8141125
Clinton7928115
Webster7419124
Des Moines7153106
Marshall675494
Muscatine6717117
Wapello6546145
Jasper630591
Sioux622477
Lee5977106
Marion567697
Buena Vista503449
Plymouth493388
Henry427155
Benton414760
Jones413564
Bremer403873
Boone397042
Washington395464
Carroll373355
Mahaska372366
Crawford355647
Jackson324047
Dickinson317555
Buchanan312743
Delaware303255
Clay297636
Kossuth293477
Fayette290356
Hardin289253
Tama282878
Page276133
Wright270050
Cedar269527
Winneshiek267744
Hamilton262757
Floyd261049
Clayton252360
Poweshiek242043
Harrison240979
Madison237425
Butler237346
Cass235667
Iowa234336
Jefferson228544
Mills225330
Hancock222840
Winnebago222339
Cherokee217347
Appanoose210157
Lyon209842
Allamakee209456
Calhoun199519
Shelby199542
Union197141
Humboldt188231
Franklin188031
Grundy186137
Chickasaw184522
Mitchell184343
Emmet180146
Louisa178653
Sac175626
Guthrie169338
Clarke163629
Montgomery163146
Keokuk152639
Palo Alto152332
Howard150624
Monroe144340
Ida134141
Greene128818
Davis126825
Lucas126127
Monona124940
Worth12309
Pocahontas122125
Adair118239
Osceola105718
Decatur104813
Taylor100914
Fremont98913
Van Buren95922
Wayne86125
Ringgold78429
Audubon77617
Adams5869
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