Governor Tim Walz has a press conference at noon today. He is expected to announce that all Covid-19 business restrictions will end on May 28, according to Bring Me The News.
During the press conference Walz will announce a timeline which starts at noon tomorrow. Here is the timeline:
Noon, May 7: Removal of limits for outdoor dining, events, and other get-togethers, and ends the mask requirement outdoors except at large venues with over 500 people. The 11 p.m. mandatory closing time for bars, restaurants, and other food and drink businesses will also come to an end.
May 28: Remaining capacity and distancing limits will come to an end, including for indoor events and gatherings. The only requirements that will remain will be face mask requirements for indoor and outdoor events with more than 500 people.
July 1 (or sooner if Minnesota hits 70% of adults vaccinated):The remaining face mask mandate ends, as does the requirement for businesses to have COVID preparedness plans. Local governments/cities can implement their own face mask mandates if they wish, as can private businesses.
At the current rate of vaccinations, Minnesota should reach 70% of adults vaccinated by June 8, though this may be pushed back as rates are slowing.
You can read more about else isn't going to change in the next phase of opening up Minnesota, HERE.