19 Dec State of Minnesota COVID update December
State of Minnesota COVID update
Governor Tim Walz last July signed an executive order required all to wear masks in public indoor spaces and businesses in Minnesota.
Yesterday, December 16th, Gov. Walz announced some new changes to the State of Minnesota’s response. The new order takes effect January 11th, 2021.
Walz said private gatherings should be limited to up to two household only indoors. And up to 15 people and from three households outside.
It allows fitness gyms to open with caps of 100 people or 25% capacity.
Face coverings in all public places like churches, public transportation, businesses, and retail settings.
Indoor Bars and restaurants are closed and only take-out is allowed. Also, outdoor dining is allowed at 50 percent but since it is now the winter that is a moot point.
Hair saloons and barber shops can operate at 50 percent capacity. But masks must be worn.
Indoor entertainment venues such as theaters and museums remain closed through Jan. 10, but outdoor events can continue at 25% capacity, capped at 100 people.
All organized youth sports organizations and programs can start practices on January 4th but no games.
In-person learning can resume, starting Jan. 18, at Minnesota elementary schools that conduct regular testing and require staff to wear masks and face shields.
Churches and houses of worship can be open at 50 percent capacity, but you must wear a mask.
Gov. Walz on Wednesday also signed a $242 million relief package to help people who are unemployed and businesses that have suffered losses through the closures. The package includes $88 million for bars, restaurants and other establishments that lost at least 30% of expected revenue in the second and third quarters of the year, as well as $14 million in grants to support movie theaters and convention halls.
That concludes the State of Minnesota COVID update. But look for more updates in the future!
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