What will it look like when Minnesota’s economy begins to open?
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Mike Frattallone estimates his Ace Hardware stores were among the first Minnesota businesses to put a plastic screen between customers and cashiers, before Governor Tim Walz ordered non-critical businesses to close and Minnesotans to stay at home.
Since then, those protection screens have gotten more elaborate.
“We have a lot of hockey fans working in the stores, and they’ve taken to calling it the ‘penalty box’ because the plastic is almost on all sides now,” Frattallone said Wednesday. “I’ll tell you what, though, when you’re in there you feel pretty darn safe compared to just being out there.”