In Minnesota, hospitalizations remain relatively low and the case levels have not set off any major alarms. However, there has been growing concern about young people catching the virus at bars – especially now that people in their twenties account for the most cases of COVID-19.
Although Minnesota has not taken any further action to restrict bars or restaurants, health commissioner Jan Malcolm issued another reminder Monday about the 50-percent capacity rules for indoor dining, among other requirements. If any restaurant or bar breaks the rules, Malcolm said that the state will try education first before moving to enforcement, if needed.
“The bottom line is, we need businesses to follow the guidelines,” Malcolm said. “And we need patrons to respect that there are guidelines to follow.”