Minnesota bars, restaurants can resume indoor service beginning today

January 11, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota bars and restaurants may resume indoor service with limits starting today, as COVID-19 cases have been declining.

The eased restrictions returns bars and restaurants about to where they were before Gov. Tim Walz imposed a “pause” in response to soaring cases in November.

They can resume indoor service at 50% capacity but with 10 p.m. curfews and social distancing.

Movie theaters, bowling alleys and museums can reopen at 25% capacity.

Most venues must limit the number of people inside to no more than 150.

Hospitality Minnesota supported the loosened restrictions, which were announced last week.