Walz signs order allowing outdoor dining amid pandemic

MN: GOV WALZ-STATEMENT ON GEORGE FLOYD

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order formally implementing the next phase of his “Stay Safe MN” plan, which will allow restaurants and bars to offer outdoor dining and salons and barbershops to reopen starting next Monday.

Those businesses must observe capacity limits and follow other safety restrictions. There’s still no target date for allowing restaurants and bars to serve guests indoors. Walz acknowledged at a news conference  Wednesday that the terms of his order aren’t substantially different from the “cautious, strategic turn of the dial” he announced for these businesses last week.

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