Here’s what you need to know about phase III of reopening Minnesota.
On June 10th, Governor Tim Walz initiated phase III of Stay Safe MN. Phase III includes a gradual reopening of Minnesota businesses with less restrictions.
Here’s what opens during phase III:
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Indoor events
Here’s what you need to know about phase III restrictions:
- Outdoor gatherings max of 25 people
- Indoor gatherings max of 10 people
- Retail open at 50 percent capacity
- Masks highly recommended indoors and outdoors
- Six feet social distancing required in and outdoors
- Restaurants/bars/salons/churches capacity cap at 50 percent
- Gyms max capacity at 25 percent
- Outdoor events max capacity of 250 people
- Pools max capacity of 50 percent
As places begin to open up indoors, and as we see an increase in capacity, it is crucial to remember we are still in a pandemic. We as Minnesotans play a huge role in the way that this pandemic continues to impact us all. And we need to continue following the guidelines to keep our families and communities safe and healthy.
Here’s what you can do during this time to continue to stay safe and keep others safe:
- Wear a mask
- Practice six feet social distancing
- Avoid large group gatherings
- Work remotely if you are able
- Follow the CDC guidelines
Here’s what you need to know about testing:
It is suggested that Minnesotans get tested if you’re experiencing any symptoms, or have been in big crowds. Testing is pretty easily accessible and painless for people to get done. Visit the MN gov website to find a testing site near you. Most sites are still requiring appointments before arriving to get tested. And tests are covered by private health insurance under the CARES Act. But if you do not have health insurance, you can head to MN gov’s frequently asked questions about testing page to see what options are available for you and how you can get tested.
Here are Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan leading by example and getting tested today:
After spending significant time out in our communities the past two weeks, @LtGovFlanagan and I each got a #COVID19 test yesterday (they turned up negative). It was quick and painless and we urge any Minnesotan who has spent time in a crowd or has symptoms to do the same. https://t.co/Rz5xzyHt0l
— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) June 10, 2020
Working together, we can keep Minnesotans safe and healthy while also getting our economy up and running again.
Keep up the good work, Minnesota.