Minnesota is loosening some of its restrictions as the state makes progress against COVID-19.
Gov. Tim Walz announced today that the following changes will be made:
- Increasing the “not to exceed” capacity in restaurants to 250, while leaving the maximum capacity at 50%.
- Increasing indoor entertainment “not to exceed” capacity to 250, while leaving the maximum capacity at 25%.
- Increasing gym and pool “not to exceed” capacity to 250, while leaving maximum capacity at 25% and reducing distancing requirements to 6 feet.
- Allowing restaurants to stay open until 11pm.
Walz said; “Our small businesses have made enormous sacrifices for the health of their employees and communities,” and “we can make these cautious, common sense adjustments to support them because of the progress we have made controlling the spread of COVID-19 and getting the most at risk Minnesotans vaccinated.”
The new measures go into effect Saturday at noon.