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Governor adjusts the dials

As the COVID-19 situation improves by nearly every metric across Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz announced measures that loosen restrictions on important parts of daily life. The Governor also urged Minnesotans to protect the progress made over the past month.

Tens of thousands of Minnesotans have received their first dose of the vaccine, cases are down, hospital bed use is declining and kids are heading back to the classroom.

COVID-19 is spreading more slowly across Minnesota than two months ago. The Governor is adjusting the dials and opening more activities and sectors of the economy.

As of January 11:

• Indoor dining at bars and restaurants can open at 50 percent capacity, with a maximum of 150 people. Parties of no more than six people must remain six feet from other parties; bar seating is open to parties of two; reservations are required; and establishments must close dine-in service by 10 p.m.

• Gym capacity remains capped at 25 percent but maximum capacity increases to 150 and classes can increase to 25 people, assuming distancing can be observed. Machines and people must maintain nine feet of distance. Face coverings are required. . .


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