Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent Statement on Guidelines for Reopening of Bars, Restaurants, Additional Businesses

SAINT PAUL, MN— Today, Governor Walz announced a set of guidelines for the reopening of additional businesses in Minnesota including bars, restaurants, salons, and barbershops. The guidelines allow limited outdoor dining at restaurants and bars and salons and barbershops to operate at twenty-five percent occupancy beginning June 1, 2020. Customers will be strongly recommended or required to wear masks, make reservations, and adhere to social distancing requirements.

“Minnesota is working hard at every level to ensure the health, safety, and overall well-being of Minnesotans and the additional guidance provided today brings the clarity and direction business owners and workers need as we continue to move forward,” said Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent. “It is critical that we balance science-informed strategies to limit the spread of disease with evidence-based approaches that allow businesses to open and Minnesotans to return to work and economic activity. I’m glad Governor Walz continues to base his decisions on reliable science and data as part of the state’s response to COVID-19. I look forward to continue working with his administration in order to care for Minnesotans during this time.”

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Susan Kent represents District 53 in the eastern Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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