Bars and restaurants will have new capacity regulations as well as a curfew, and there will be a 10-person limit for indoor and outdoor social gatherings. For larger events, such as weddings and funerals, there is a 50-person limit starting on November 27, and a 25-person limit starting December 11. These new restrictions are far from ideal, especially for our local businesses that have been struggling since the onset of COVID-19 in our state. These measures will help to ensure Minnesotans remain safe and healthy. It’s critical that we all do our part to follow guidelines, including wearing masks in all indoor public settings and getting tested when sick, in order to avoid a return to the days of businesses being shut down.
Additional locations and different forms of COVID testing are now available in Minnesota, with several locations here in Eden Prairie. You can find your closest testing site here, and you can find more information on the recent restrictions here.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Minnesota Legislature continues to meet for monthly special sessions, with November’s taking place this Thursday, 11/12. We anticipate one last special session in December, after which we will be back to our regular legislative work in January, meaning that committee hearings and regular floor sessions will start taking place again. At this time, I anticipate a continuation of remote operations in order to best guard the health and safety of our staff and legislators.
To follow along with our work in the Minnesota House, you can check the House Public Information page, or by “‘liking” my official Facebook page. You can also reach me at email@example.com or leave a voicemail at (651) 296-7449 with any questions or comments you may have. I appreciate hearing from you, and I look forward to two more years of working together for a better Minnesota.