• Trinity Gruenberg

Closure of bars, restaurants, places of public accommodation clarified to include salons, barbershop

I, Tim Walz, Governor of the State of Minnesota, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and applicable statutes, issue the following Executive Order:

On March 16, 2020, I issued Executive Order 20-04 ordering the closure of bars, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation (“Executive Order 20-04”). Under Paragraph 1(e) of Executive Order 20-04, spas were ordered to close until 5:00 pm on March 27, 2020. Questions have arisen regarding the applicability of spa closures to salons, barbershops, and similar establishments.

For these reasons, I order as follows:

1. Paragraph 1.e. of Executive Order 20-04 is amended by the following additions (indicated by underlined text) and deletions (indicated by strikethroughs):

Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, and spas tanning establishments, body art establishments, tattoo parlors, piercing parlors, businesses offering massage therapy or similar body work, spas, salons, nail salons, cosmetology salons, esthetician salons, advanced practice esthetician salons, eyelash salons, and barber shops. This includes, but is not limited to, all salons and shops licensed by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners and the Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners.

2. All other provisions of Executive Order 20-04 remain in effect.

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 2019, section 4.035, subdivision 2, this Executive Order is effective immediately. It remains in effect until the peacetime emergency declared in Executive Order 20-01 is terminated or until it is rescinded by proper authority.

A determination that any provision of this Executive Order is invalid will not affect the enforceability of any other provision of this Executive Order. Rather, the invalid provision will be modified to the extent necessary so that it is enforceable.


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