As COVID-19 restrictions continue to evolve in Minnesota and in the city of Minneapolis, we want to provide you with the latest information so that you can explore and visit Minneapolis again with confidence. These are the protocols and procedures currently in place to help keep you safe. Please check this page and resources often, as information is changing frequently.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's Stay Safe Plan provides a set of phases for the safe reopening in a number of settings.
Governor Walz's Executive Order 21-01 allows indoor events and entertainment venues to host events at 25% capacity; increases capacity totals for outdoor events and entertainment; allows indoor dining at restaurants and bars at 50% capacity; increases maximum capacity for fitness centers; and allows wedding receptions and other private parties to take place with limits. Indoor and outdoor social gatherings remain limited to two and three households, respectively. There are additional guidelines for youth and organized sports, pools, and places of worship. For more information, go here.
Groups of up to 25% occupant capacity, not to exceed more than 150 people, are permitted within indoor venues so long as social distancing and face-covering requirements are met. If the layout of a building is comprised of separate compartments, and each compartment has its own rated occupancy limit with designated exits/entrances, each room/compartment may hold 25% of its occupancy, not to exceed 150 people. The maximum number of patrons for the entire venue (counting all self-contained spaces) may not exceed 750. Outdoor events and entertainment are allowed at 25% capacity, with a maximum capacity of 250 people
Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-81on July 25, requiring people in Minnesota to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses, unless alone. Additionally, workers are required to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. Children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old are not required to wear face coverings, but are encouraged to wear a face covering when in public.
All employers of Minneapolis businesses that are spaces of public accommodation shall require their employees to wear a cloth face covering whenever employees have face-to-face contact with the public.