With another 500 COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, focus again turns to bars and restaurants
July 14, 2020
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- On a day when two states -- California and Louisiana -- opted to join Texas, Florida and Las Vegas in closing bars and restaurants again to slow the second outbreak of COVID-19, Minnesota health officials reiterated that the state has specific capacity limits and distancing requirements for dining and drinking establishments.
They also reminded the public that those who spot violations have the resources to report establishments that fall short.
"When Gov. Walz turned the dials in June to allow for limited reopening of many sectors, specifically restaurants and bars, it came with some specific protective guidance," state commissioner of health Jan Malcolm said in a call with reporters Monday, July 13.