Minnesota is about to move to another phase of reopening businesses and has released additional guidance for future business reopenings.
On June 1, 2020 restaurants, bars, and personal care services can begin to reopen but must include specific provisions in their Preparedness Plans.
Restaurants and bars can reopen for outdoor service with restrictions including:
- Limited capacity to 50 persons on premise
- Ensuring tables are 6 feet apart
- Limit to 4 persons per table service or 6 persons per one family unit
- Reservations are required
- Masks are required to be worn by workers and encouraged to be worn by customers
Personal care services, including hair and nail salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors can reopen with the below restrictions:
- Limited occupancy of 25%
- Limit number of clients to ensure 6 feet apart at all times except when providing services
- Appointments required; no walk-ins
- Masks are required to be worn by workers and clients. Workers should add a face shield in addition to their mask, when providing services where the client cannot wear a mask.
Regulations have not changed for places of public amusement, gyms and fitness studios. These places are still prohibited from opening until future notice. Businesses should note that requirements that all non-Critical Sector businesses who reopen adopt and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan have not changed . Critical Sectors guidance has also not changed, although additional recommendations for certain industries have been released here. Virtus Law, PLLC continues to monitor developments in this (and other COVID-19 areas) and will continue to post relevant updates to this website.