Governor Tim Walz announced
that on June 1, bars and restaurants will be allowed to have outdoor seating, and barbershops and salons will also be allowed to reopen with safety restrictions.
Indoor seating will not be allowed for restaurants, social distancing will be enforced between tables and reservations will be required. Masks will be required for workers but optional for customers. The restaurants will need to restrict their capacity to 50 customers.
Barbershops, salons and tattoo parlors will be required to limit their capacity to 25% and enforce social distancing. Customers and workers will have to wear masks. Customers will need to make appointments.
Campgrounds and charter boats will be allowed to be used June 1.
"It is going to get worse here because of the virus before it gets better," Walz said. "That is an absolute guarantee."
“If you are a business that can telework, you must telework,” Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove said.
In terms of places of worship, they will be limited to 10 people indoors and outdoors. Grove cited a concern about choirs in places of worship.