March 12, 2021
Governor Walz Announces Big Dial Turn

Governor Walz announced big “dial turns” this morning, loosening work from home requirements beginning April 15 as well as removing some restrictions March 15 as COVID cases continue to decline and more Minnesotans get vaccinated.

Changes announced today include:
  • Masking and social distancing remains in place.
  • Restaurant capacity moved to 75 percent with bar seating allowed for groups of four beginning at noon on March 15.
  • Workers previously required to work from home may return to work in person April 15. Remote work is "strongly encouraged".
  • Capacity limits on places of worship are lifted with social distancing and masking.
  • Household gathering of 50 permitted outdoors and 15 indoors with no limit on number of households at noon on March 15.
  • Gym capacity moved to 50 percent at noon on March 15.
  • Capacity limits at salons and personal services are removed with social distancing and masking beginning at noon on March 15.
  • Indoor events and entertainment at noon on March 15 can be open at 50 percent capacity, no more than 250 people. On April 1, 2021, venues with occupant capacity greater than 500 may increase capacity per state guidelines.
  • Outdoor events and entertainment at noon on March 15 can be open at 50 percent capacity, no more than 250 people. On April 1, 2021, venues with occupant capacity greater than 500 may increase capacity per state guidelines.


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