Minnesota News and Outreach - Executive Order 20-96
November 11, 2020
Executive Order 20-96
Today, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-96 (PDF), which tightens restrictions indoor and outdoor private gatherings; celebrations, receptions, and other events; and bars and restaurants.
Social gatherings in private homes:
Limited to 10 people (indoors or outdoors).
May involve no more than three households.
Private parties, private celebrations, and receptions for weddings, funerals, birthday parties, reunions, anniversary celebrations, and private parties hosted at venues:
Effective Nov. 13, these celebrations must end at 10 p.m. and remain closed until 4 a.m. if they serve or permit consumption of food or beverages.
Private parties will be limited to:
50 total participants on Nov. 27; and
25 total on Dec. 11
Bars and restaurants:
Effective Nov. 13, total restaurant capacity will be capped at 150 people, including both inside and outside settings, and it may not exceed 50% of the establishment's total capacity.
All bars and restaurants must end dine-in service between 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Bar counter service for all establishments will be closed for seating and service. If the establishment uses a "counter-service only" model for ordering food and beverages, it must create a social distance queueing model.
People must remain seated; no bar games such as darts and pool. If the establishment offers pull tab, it must be offered in a queue that is marked and socially distanced.
Recreational entertainment venues (like movie theaters, bowling alleys, or similar settings), must cease food and beverage services and must not permit food and beverages to be consumed on site between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.
Executive Order 20-96 changes begin November 13 at 10 p.m. Stay Safe MN
Executive Order 20-96 begins November 13a, 2020 at 10 PM. Stay Safe Minnesota.