Gov. Tim Walz announced loosened restrictions in Minnesota on Friday (TODAY), with a move to "phase three" of Minnesota's "Stay Safe" plan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove shared details of what phase three will look like,
beginning Wednesday, June 10:
- Up to 25 people can now gather outdoors, with 10 still the limit indoors.
- Restaurants and bars can have indoor seating up to 50% capacity with a maximum of 250 people indoors or outdoors. Masks are required for workers and strongly encouraged for customers. Reservations are required.
- Hair and nail salons, barbershops can go up to 50% capacity. Patrons and workers must wear masks. Reservations are required.
- Places of worship are going up to 50% capacity, 250 maximum.
- Gyms and fitness centers are being allowed to open for the first time since their closure, at 25% capacity. Masks are encouraged as often as possible, and group exercise classes are allowed if social distancing can be maintained.
- Movie theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, museums, indoor entertainment venues opening at 25% capacity not to exceed 250.
- Outdoor entertainment like movies in the park, concerts allowed to resume with maximum of 250 people.
- Pools can open at 50% capacity.
Wearing a mask in public, staying 6 feet from others, practicing good hygiene and staying home when sick is still critical, Grove said. Anyone who is able to work from home is still asked to telework.