Today the Governor announced with Executive Order 20-74 that Minnesota bars and restaurants will be able to open at 50% indoor capacity starting Wednesday, June 10. Additional requirements include:
- Maintain 6 feet of social distance.
- Cannot exceed 250 persons.
- Reservations are required (To keep people from lining up and waiting. Record-keeping is unnecessary.)
- Workers are required to wear masks, and customers will be encouraged to wear masks when not eating.
Bars and restaurants have been loud and clear – we are ready to open! The MLBA has also been meeting frequently with the Governor’s office and leaders of the Department of Employment and Economic Development on re-opening guidelines, offering safety measures and an opening “playbook.” This is only phase 2 of the re-opening plan and MLBA will continue to lobby state officials to get more fully open in the coming weeks.
Press Statement from Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association on Today’s Indoor Dining Announcement