February 12, 2021
Governor Renews Emergency Powers And Eases Some Restrictions Beginning Tomorrow
Today Minnesota Governor Tim Walz renewed his emergency powers for another 30 days and announced some easing of restrictions, citing declining COVID case counts.

Measures being changed beginning this Saturday at noon include:

  • Restaurant and bars remains at a 50% indoor capacity limit, however the maximum capacity for indoor and outdoor is raised to 250 people. In addition, on-site dining is extended until 11:00 p.m.

  • Food and beverage at outdoor events and entertainment is extended until 11:00 p.m. and outdoor space has a new maximum of 250 people.

  • Indoor events and entertainment remain at 25% with a new maximum occupancy of 250 people. Food and beverage services is extended until 11:00 p.m.

  • Gyms, fitness and pools remain capped at 25% capacity but the maximum number of people is raised to 250.

  • Celebrations and receptions in venues have limit of up to 50 people. These events may not occur between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.

General retail remains open at 100% with COVID precautions including social distancing.

MnRA's COVID-19 resource page for retailers updated daily at https://www.mnretail.org/covid-19. Visit the page for state and federal updates as well as links to resources.

* Publication note: Distribution of this issue of Retail At The Capitol has been expanded beyond our normal members-only distribution list given the importance of the updates surrounding COVID-19. If you do not normally get this publication and would like to contact us at info@mnretail.org.
MnRA's Government Relations Team
MnRA is proud to represent Minnesota's diverse and vital retail industry. Here is your team dedicated to helping you connect with elected officials and telling the story of retail:
Savannah Sepic
Government Relations Manager,
Minnesota Retailers Association
Tom Freeman
Government Relations Consultant,
Faegre Drinker
Bruce Nustad
Minnesota Retailers Association
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