Gov. Tim Walz announced on Tuesday that Minnesota bars and restaurants will be prohibited from serving in-person meals or drinks after 10 p.m. beginning this Friday, Nov. 13.
In addition, patrons will be barred from sitting at the counter or playing pool.
The governor announced the curfew on restaurants and bars as well as additional restrictions for those settings and social gatherings as the state has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases which has caused a shortage of available hospital beds.
Under a new executive order, Walz banned sitting at a bar or ordering from a bar counter and playing games like pool or darts in a bar setting.
Also, announced was that weddings and funeral receptions would be capped at 50 people after Nov. 27 and the cap would drop to 25 people on Dec. 11, under the new guidelines.
Formal wedding, funeral and other religious ceremonies would be able to continue at higher, existing attendance levels as long as houses of worship or other venues complied with state regulations.
Social gatherings will see a limit of 10 participants for both indoor and outdoor events and state officials said indoor gatherings shouldn't include people from more than three households.