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COVID-19 Update #6: Easing some Stay-at-Home Rules, Take Out Meals
Governor Walz signed an executive order today (April 17, 2020) aimed at easing some of the strain of the stay at home order. This order will allow Minnesotans to engage in a range of activities, including golfing, boating, fishing, hunting, and hiking, as long as they follow outdoor recreation guidelines. These guidelines include maintaining 6-foot social distancing, avoiding crowded areas, and staying close to home. COVID-19 cases are still increasing and we are far from being out of the woods. So please stay safe if you are going to partake in these activities. Other facilities that may reopen or remain open include:
- Bait shops for live bait
- Outdoor shooting ranges and game farms
- Public and private parks and trails
- Golf courses and driving ranges
- Boating and off-highway vehicle services, including:
- Marina services
- Dock installation and other lake services
- Boat and off-highway vehicle sales and repair, by appointment only
Campgrounds and dispersed camping, outdoor recreational equipment retail stores, recreational equipment rental, charter boats, launches, and guided fishing remain closed.
As the weather starts to get nicer I hope you can find some time to get outside and enjoy all that Minnesota has to offer.
House Passes Bill Allowing Liquor Sales Along with Takeout Orders
Today, I voted with my colleagues to approve legislation
to allow restaurants with on-sale liquor licenses to sell certain alcoholic beverages with takeout food orders during the current COVID-19 peacetime emergency. Diners can purchase beverages limited to a 750ml bottle of wine or six-pack of beer, wine, cider, or hard seltzer in their unopened, original packaging along with their meal. While this may not be an incredibly significant bill, I hope that it can help ease some of the financial burden restaurants are facing, and provide all of you with more freedom with your take out options.
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