”This is a critical next step to avoid closures,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said at a virtual news conference. “We want to stay open, and we need to stay safer.”
The new restrictions — which will apply to businesses where food or beverages are sold for on-site consumption — will go into effect for most businesses on Jan. 19. Patrons can provide either proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken under medical supervision within the last 72 hours. Booster shots are not required.