UPDATED: A Complete List Of Minnesota Businesses That Are Opening Early
On Wednesday Governor Walz extended his executive order that prohibits indoor dining at Minnesota bars and restaurants with Executive Order 20-103. The order states that indoor dining won't be allowed through the holidays. The Executive Order runs through January 10th at 11:59 PM. In a note from the Northfield Chamber of Commerce's Lisa Peterson, she broke down what the newest executive order does for many Minnesota businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Peterson wrote "Restaurants and bars will be allowed to open outdoor seating starting the Saturday, December 19 at 50% capacity (100 maximum, 4 people per table all seated). It should be noted that there are other limits towards those establishments if they pursue outdoor dining, which the restrictions include that outdoor shelters cannot be fully enclosed and restaurants and bars must close for outdoor dining between 10:00 pm and 4:00 a.m."
Peterson noted in her email to chamber members that "Gyms, fitness centers and similar establishments can open at 25% capacity with masking with a maximum of 100 people starting Saturday. There must be 12 feet of social distancing and no group fitness classes until January 4. Pools remain closed."
Joining area bars and restaurants in being closed to indoor dining are venues that offer indoor entertainment such as movie theaters, bowling alleys, etc. will remain closed through January 11th as well. It was highlighted in the email to chamber members that "general retail remains open at 100% with COVID precautions including social distancing."
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On Tuesday night, the group ReOpen Minnesota Coalition posted to their social media page a complete list of Minnesota businesses that will be opening up before the Executive Order from Governor Walz is set to expire on Friday.
Below is a list of those businesses that will be opening up sometime between Wednesday and the weekend according to a post from the group ReOpen Minnesota Coalition.
In the initial post from the group, it stated that blank businesses with an attached county were still businesses that were going to open but "are choosing to remain anonymous in this broader promotion but advertising with their local community."