Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday announced that Minnesota bars and restaurants can resume limited indoor service starting Monday.

Walz announced that he is loosing up coronavirus restrictions on youth sports, gyms, entertainment venues and churches.

Walz says that “the situation in Minnesota is undeniably better than it was last month.”

The dialing back returns bars and restaurants about to where they were before Walz imposed a “pause” amid soaring cases in mid-November, and extended it last month.

Starting Monday, restaurants and bars can open at 50% capacity for a maximum of 150 people, with no more six people to a table or parties of two seated at the bar.  A 10 p.m. service cutoff will remain in place.

In addition, indoor entertainment venues such as movie theaters, bowling alleys and museums can reopen at 25% capacity for a maximum of 150 people in each area of the venue. Face coverings will remain required.