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Governor Tim Walz announces changes to Minnesota’s COVID-19 restrictions

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced a dial back to the state’s COVID-19 restrictions Friday.

The Governor announced the changes Friday as Minnesota’s case rates continue to decline and the state makes progress in vaccinating healthcare workers, and those 65 years of age and older.

The changes, which go into effect at noon Saturday, February 13, include increasing the capacity in restaurants to 250, while leaving the maximum capacity at 50 percent, increasing indoor entertainment capacity to 250, while leaving the maximum capacity at 25 percent, increasing private events and celebrations capacity to 50, while leaving the maximum capacity at 25 and increasing gym and pool capacity to 250, while leaving maximum capacity at 25 percent, and reducing distancing requirement to 6 feet.

The changes will also allow restaurants in Minnesota to stay open until 11 p.m.


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