COVID-19 new restrictions

As the spread of COVID-19 skyrockets across the state and hospitals voice concern about ability to treat those who fall ill, Gov.Tim Walz today announced new actions to help control the spread of the virus. Turning the dial back, Governor Walz announced a four-week pause on social activities, in-person dining, sports, and fitness establishments.

“Today marks a somber milestone in the pandemic as we surpass 3,000 Minnesotans lost to COVID-19,” Walz said. “This immense loss strikes at the heart of our state. We are at a breaking point. As hospitals near the crisis of turning away new patients, continuing as things are is simply not sustainable."

Beginning Friday, Nov. 20, at 11:59 p.m. and lasting until Friday, Dec. 18, the following is now in effect:

• In-person social gatherings with individuals outside your household are prohibited
 
• Bars and restaurants are dialed back to take-out and delivery service only
 
• Gyms, fitness studios, entertainment venues, event spaces, and similar establishments will need to close
 
•Adult and youth sports are paused.
 
Retail businesses, salons, and places of worship may continue to operate with proper precautions in place. Childcare remains open. Schools will continue to operate under the Safe Learning Plan, which shifts between in-person, distance, and hybrid learning depending on the local conditions of the virus.
 
All other current restrictions also remain in effect.

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