On May 6, Governor Walz held a press conference announcing a timeline to end COVID restrictions!
Step one – noon, May 7: Includes initial steps to relax some restrictions, primarily in outdoor settings.
- Removes limits for outdoor dining, events, and other get-togethers, ends mask requirement outdoors except at large venues with over 500 people.
- Eliminates state-established mandatory closing time for bars, restaurants, and food and beverage service at other places of public accommodation.
Step two – May 28: Remaining capacity and distancing limits come to an end, including for indoor events and gatherings. Requirements that remain include:
- Face coverings indoors and for outdoor events that exceed 500 people.
- There will be no new safety requirements for businesses, though they must maintain their plans to keep their employees and customers safe – as they have from the beginning of the pandemic – guided only by a minimal universal state guidance document.
Step three – No later than July 1: Mask mandate ends.
We are very excited to see a return to normalcy and want to encourage everyone to keep their immune systems strong! Vitamin D is an excellent immune booster, and former senator Scott Jensen has many videos with helpful advice. We are excited to see you soon!