COVID News for Businesses - Executive Order 20-99
Per Executive Order 20-99 the following business have been ordered to close or make changes to operations:
- Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, bars, taverns, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, brewer taprooms, micro distiller cocktail rooms, tasting rooms, wineries, cideries, clubhouses, dining clubs, tobacco product shops, hookah bars, cigar bars, vaping lounges, and other Places of Public Accommodation offering food, beverages (including alcoholic beverages), or tobacco products for on-premises consumption are closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public, except as set forth below.
- The above establishments may, and are encouraged to, offer food and beverage using delivery services, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, or drive-up service. In offering food or beverage service under this paragraph, a Place of Public Accommodation may permit up to five members of the public at one time in the place of public accommodation for the purpose of picking up their food or beverage orders. All such establishments must follow the requirements for all businesses set forth below and industry-specific guidance available on the Stay Safe Minnesota website (https://staysafe.mn.gov).
- Because indoor dine-in service is prohibited at restaurants, for the purposes of Minnesota Laws 2020, Chapter 75, Limited Off-Sale for Restaurants Closed by Executive Order, nothing in this Executive Order constitutes, prescribes, or should be deemed as, the expiration, termination, or rescission of the closure of 11 restaurants as set forth in Executive Order 20-04, as modified and extended by Executive Orders 20-18 and 20-33, or any subsequent order. As set forth in Minnesota Laws 2020, Chapter 75, limited off-sale of alcoholic beverages is authorized only for take-out service with a prepared take-out food order, and delivery is not authorized.
- Public pools, as defined in Minnesota Statutes 2020, Section 144.1222, subdivision 4(d), are closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy.
- Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor climbing facilities, trampoline parks, indoor and outdoor exercise facilities, martial arts facilities, and dance and exercise studios are closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public. This includes shared or communal facilities serving more than a single household, regardless of whether such facilities are open to the public, including but not limited to those facilities located in an apartment building, condominium, or housing complex. Outdoor sports and recreation facilities may be open to members of the public only as permitted under paragraph 7.c.iv. These establishments may, and are encouraged to, use their facilities to provide virtual or remote programming. These establishments may also remain open to exclusively provide services permitted under paragraphs 7.e and 7.f.
- Venues providing indoor events and entertainment such as theaters, cinemas, concert halls, festivals, fairs, vendor fairs, museums, performance venues, stadiums, arcades, and bowling alleys are closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public. Such establishments may, and are encouraged to, use their facilities to provide virtual or remote programming.
- Venues providing outdoor events and entertainment such as racetracks, paintball, go-karts, mini-golf, performance venues, festivals, fairs, vendor fairs, and amusement parks are closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public. Such venues may offer "drive-in" or "drive-through" experiences, provided that all participants remain within their own vehicles and follow the applicable guidance available at the Stay Safe Minnesota website.
- For professional and intercollegiate athletes and teams authorized to practice and compete under paragraph 7.h.ii.B 12 and C, this closure of event and entertainment venues to members of the public means that only athletes, coaches, and other essential staff are authorized to be present in venues hosting these activities. Spectators, including family and friends of participants and staff, are not permitted to attend permitted sporting events or practices.