Last Updated 12:35pm CDT, 11/11/2020

Overview

Gov. Tim Walz has announced new restrictions that target active spreaders of COVID-19 in an effort to bring the coronavirus under control, that will affect everything from bars and restaurants to family Thanksgiving plans. The Minnesota Department of Health says that cases of COVID-19 are on a major upswing in Minnesota, and there have been multiple days in the last week where the daily record for new COVID-19 cases has been broken. And as of Nov. 11, the state has now seen its first day with more than 50 new deaths attributable to the virus. The Minnesota Vikings say they are no longer trying to host fans inside U.S. Bank Stadium for the remainder of the season. Citing the surging number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Minnesota, the team said in a statement Wednesday that closing the final four home games to fans is the right decision.

Stay At Home

Gov. Tim Walz has announced new restrictions that target active spreaders of COVID-19 in an effort to bring the coronavirus under control, that will affect everything from bars and restaurants to family Thanksgiving plans.

Reopening

As Minnesota continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases, we’re also starting to see some businesses take action. As winter sets in, many restaurants are choosing to close, but it’s only temporary, with the hopes of coming back in the spring stronger than ever.

Closures

Legends Bar and Grill in Rochester has had their food and beverage license suspended because they have repeatedly violated COVID-19 restrictions, according to Olmsted County Public Health Services.

Events

The Minnesota Vikings say they are no longer trying to host fans inside U.S. Bank Stadium for the remainder of the season. Citing the surging number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Minnesota, the team said in a statement Wednesday that closing the final four home games to fans is the right decision.

Healthcare Status

The Minnesota Department of Health says that cases of COVID-19 are on a major upswing in Minnesota, and there have been multiple days in the last week where the daily record for new COVID-19 cases has been broken. And as of Nov. 11, the state has now seen its first day with more than 50 new deaths attributable to the virus.

Schools

For weeks, Minnesota school nurses have been on the virus front lines as most students are back in their buildings.  The COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be a challenge while still juggling other illnesses and symptoms.

How To Help

A Twin Cities woman is putting the sudden downturn in retail to good use. The extra time forced Sarah Murphy to re-visit her passion and protect others in the process.

Public Transport

Metro Transit says service for many local bus routes, the Metro A line and the Metro C line have as much service as they did before the pandemic. Additionally, the light rail Blue Line and the Green Line are offering 10-minute service through the day.

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