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Video: Stay Safe MN plan Phase 3: What’s reopening, what's now allowed

Jun 06, 2020 06:41AM ● By Editor

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From KMSP-TV - June 5, 2020

The third phase of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s Stay Safe MN plan will begin on Wednesday, June 10 and allow for restaurants indoor dining, gyms, and entertainment venues to reopen as well as an increase in capacities for churches, salons and barbershops. 

Minnesota is set to move through the next phase of COVID-19 reopenings starting next week

Walz also loosened restrictions on social gatherings. Under Phase III of the Stay Safe MN plan, indoor social gatherings can take place with 10 people or less and outdoor social gatherings can take place with 25 people or less.

Restaurants, gyms, entertainment venues and places of worship that are reopening will have an overall occupancy maximum of 250 people. 

June 1 marked the day many restaurants and hair salons in Minnesota have been waiting for since closures due to COVID-19 went into effect more than two months ago. 

Customers and employees will be either strongly recommended or required to wear masks and will be required to adhere to appropriate social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



Restaurants can begin offering indoor dining while maintaining social distancing, requiring reservations, and seating no more than 50 percent occupancy. Workers are required to wear masks and customers encouraged to wear them as well. 

Gyms and fitness centers: 

Gyms, personal fitness and yoga studios, and martial arts may open at 25 percent capacity

Indoor entertainment venues (theaters, concert halls): 

Indoor entertainment venues, such as theaters and concert halls, can open at 25 percent capacity

Recreational indoor entertainment venues (bowling alleys, arcades, museums): 

Can open at 25 percent capacity

Outdoor entertainment venues (sporting events, concerts, theaters): 

Can open at 25 percent capacity 

Salons, tattoo parlors, barbershops: 

May increase occupancy rates to 50 percent while requiring reservations. 

Places of worship: 

Can increase occupancy rates to 50 percent

Weddings, funerals: 

Weddings and funerals are allowed in indoor and outdoor venues, including places of worship, at 50 percent of the venue’s capacity 

Swimming pools: 

Can reopen at 50 percent capacity


"Low-risk sports" such as tennis can play games. "High-risk sports" with significant contact such as soccer and basketball can practice. 

Customers flock to salons and restaurant patios

Minnesota leaders stay we are ready for Stay Safe Phase 3

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