Mn. Governor Tim Walz Hints He May Relax Restrictions On Bars & Restaurants

Sat 1-2-2021

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Governor Tim Walz is hinting that he might ease some COVID-19 restrictions on Minnesota bars and restaurants. 

Walz said during a radio interview Friday that the data on case positivity in Minnesota is "incredibly encouraging right now" and lower hospitalization numbers are "a huge factor in determining what's next." 

The governor said hopefully by Tuesday or Wednesday of next "we'll try to get that guidance out."  The executive order banning indoor dining expires January 11th. 

Senate Republicans urged Walz to let bars and restaurants know by Monday about whether he'll allow to re-open at reduced capacity so they have time to prepare.