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Following is a brief synopsis of today’s announcement by Gov Walz related to reopening Minnesota businesses and easing several restrictions that are currently in place.The following will go into effect Monday, January 11th


• Restaurants may open to 50%, with a maximum of 150 inside and 150 outside

• Reservations required for inside and outside service• Parties at tables restricted to 6 individuals, with six feet between parties

• Bar seating in parties of two, with six feet of distance between parties• All venues must be closed for food and beverage service by 10 pm

• Pools, including water parks, may open to 25% capacity using social distancing, with a maximum of 150

• Fitness centers and gyms may open to 25% capacity using social distancing of 9ft, with a maximum of 150 people and 25 people per class

• Bowling alleys, movie theaters, museums can open at 25% using social distancing, with a maximum of 150 people per confined space

• Indoor events and entertainment are permitted at 25% capacity using social distancing, with a maximum of 150 people

• Large venues can open to 25% with social distancing and an overall maximum of 750 people

• Outdoor events and entertainment permitted at 25% capacity using social distancing, with a maximum of 250

• Mask mandate remains in place

Source: Hospitality Minnesota