Bars and restaurants will have new capacity regulations, as well as a curfew starting this Friday, 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.
Additional locations and different forms of COVID testing are now available in Minnesota. You can find your closest testing site here, and you can find more information on the recent safety restrictions here.
The Latest on Bonding Projects
Last month, the Minnesota Legislature passed a bipartisan Jobs & Local Projects and Critical Economic Development bill with investments in infrastructure and economic stimulus to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other items, the legislation contains $1.879 billion toward public assets such as higher education institutions, clean water infrastructure, transportation, parks, trails, and funding for underserved communities.
Projects like the realignment of 60th Street and the interchange at Highway 36 and County Road 15 were included in the bill, and are the culmination of countless public servants working together to improve our community. With the passing of this bipartisan legislation, we are a major step closer in bringing these updates to our area.