Walz Says He May Have To Close Bars Again
Certainly not what we want to hear but with hundreds of COVID-19 cases linked to Minnesota bars, he may have no choice.
Following guidelines has been a struggle for many bars. Tuesday, Governor Walz and Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, held a briefing and Walz said he's considering revoking a bar's license or just flat out closing them down again if they aren't following guidelines.
Guidelines now state that bars can be at no more than 50% capacity, no standing bar service, groups must remain at a 6 foot distance and employees must wear masks at all times.
Along with the recent COVID-19 cases linked to St Cloud's Pickled Loon, 300 other cases have been linked to 4 Minnesota bars. The 507 and Rounders Bar in Mankato and the Kollege Klub and Cowboy Jack's in Dinkytown.
Besides being up to the bar to enforce guidelines, it's recommended that patrons make sure they are following to rules. This is the best way from keeping your favorite bar from being shut down again.
In other states like Texas and California, the governors have had to close down bars again as a result of outbreaks traced back to drinking establishments. Evidently, a lot of young people were lost without their favorite bar and commenced to party hardy when they reopened.
Hopefully, it won't come down to another round of closings and bar goers are a little more careful and responsible when patronizing their favorite libation station.