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Updates from the Governor

Governor Walz announced the next phases in his Stay Safe Plan, including a cautious, strategic turn of the dial to allow limited outdoor dining at restaurants and bars starting June 1. The Governor also announced that salons and barbershops will be allowed to open that same day at 25 percent occupancy to ensure the safety of both the employees and the customers inside. In both industries, customers will be either strongly recommended or required to wear masks, make reservations, and adhere to social distancing requirements.

Outdoor dining can begin on June 1, with restaurants maintaining social distancing and seating no more than 50 patrons at a time. Restaurants and bars will be able to continue to offer takeout, curbside, and delivery services, which have been permitted throughout the pandemic.

While Minnesota has ranked first in the nation for takeout and delivery patronage, restaurants and bars have been closed for in-person dining since March 17.

Governor Walz has stressed the importance of reopening cautiously and strategically.

Also part of phase II will include the opening of campgrounds and other recreational activities.

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