Minneapolis: COVID-19 Health & Safety Information

At Meet Minneapolis, we are hard at work, dedicated to safely bringing meeting, events, convention attendees, leisure travelers and group travelers to the Minneapolis area for the benefit of our community.

Updated: July 27, 2021

Current Status

  • Capacity, distancing and face covering requirements have been removed in most settings, including for indoor events and gatherings. 

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State - Minnesota

Meet Minneapolis and Sports Minneapolis are operating in accordance with guidelines set by the State of Minnesota. To keep up-to-date and learn more about what Minnesota is doing to keep visitors safe at a state level, please visit the following resources:

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City-Specific Information

Meet Minneapolis and Sports Minneapolis are operating in accordance with guidelines set by the City of Minneapolis. To keep up-to-date and learn more about what Minneapolis and our metro area are doing to keep visitors safe at the city level, please visit the following resources:

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MSP International Airport

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport has has earned two major industry cleaning and safety facility accreditations - GBAC STAR and Airport Health - as part of its robust effort to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus and combat future health threats. MSP's Travel Confidently program is a thorough, multi-layered cleaning and sanitization regimen, and requires face coverings, promotes social distancing, provides hundreds of hand sanitizing dispensers, has built and installed hundreds of Plexiglass shields at customer interaction points, allows for touchless food and beverage ordering and payment, and offers touchless parking through its online, pre-booked reservation program.

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Minneapolis Convention Center

Events at the MCC can take place with no capacity or social distancing limits. Face coverings are recommended, but not required for events at the MCC. Individual events may require their attendees and staff to wear face coverings at their discretion. For more information about a specific event at the MCC, please contact Marcus Travis at 612-335-6257 or Marcus.Travis@minneapolismn.gov

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Meeting Venues

Events at meeting venues can take place with no capacity or social distancing limits. Face coverings are not required for indoor or outdoor events.  

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Hotels

Minneapolis hotel properties are prioritizing cleanliness and safety for their guests. For individual policies, please check out their web pages.

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Mass Transit

Metro Transit is supporting efforts by regularly disinfecting vehicles and busy boarding areas, encouraging employees who feel ill to stay home. Face coverings are required to be worn on all Metro Transit buses and trains.

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Restaurants & Bars

Restaurants, bars and other places of public accommodation offering food and beverages can operate with no capacity or social distancing limits, and face coverings are not required. Many restaurants and bars are offering delivery, takeout, window service, walk-up service, drive-thru or drive-up service. 

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Retail Stores & Malls

Retail stores and malls are currently allowed to be open with no capacity or social distancing limits. Visit individual store and mall websites for their current statuses.

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Major Attractions

All indoor theaters, cinemas, performance venues, and museums may operate with no capacity or social distancing limits. Face coverings are not required at indoor venues in Minneapolis.  

Visit individual attraction websites for updates.

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Stadiums & Arenas

All stadiums and arenas may operate with no capacity or social distancing limits. Face coverings are not required at indoor venues in Minneapolis.  

To keep up-to-date and learn more about the status of major Minnesota stadiums and arenas, please visit the following resources:

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Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Keep track of what is open and how to safely experience the beauty of Minneapolis parks, lakes, and outdoor spaces.

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Skyway System

Downtown Minneapolis skyways are managed by individual buildings. Hours of operation and open/close statuses may vary.

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Visitor Center

The Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center is open Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitor Services staff are available during business hours by phone, email and through social media:

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Other Helpful Resources

To ensure you are reading the most accurate and up-to-date news regarding COVID-19, follow the CDC’s updates on cdc.gov or their social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).

If you have questions about COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health offers a specific COVID-19 hotline: 1-833-431-2053 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. / Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).