MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota is stepping up enforcement at restaurants to make sure they’re following COVID-19 rules.
The Minnesota Department of Health announced Friday they have received 120 complaints about too many people inside of restaurants and bars, and employees not wearing masks.READ MORE: With Derek Chauvin's Trial Approaching, Protesters March Through Downtown Minneapolis
The state is now reassigning staff to respond. Officials say they will have a conversation with businesses first to make sure they know the rules. They will then check back a few days later to make sure the business is following them.READ MORE: No Injuries After Train Derailment In Plymouth
If not, the business will get a warning. And if nothing changes, they will get a cease-and-desist order.
MDH officials say the enforcement is focused on businesses that don’t have adequate preparedness plans, and that allow too many customers at a single table without proper social distancing.MORE NEWS: George Floyd's Cause Of Death, Derek Chauvin's Force Will Be Keys At Trial