Hundreds of businesses across Minneapolis and St. Paul are preparing for the new vaccine-or-test mandate that goes into effect Wednesday.
Customers age 5 and up in both cities will have to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon entry. The negative test must have been taken within 72 hours to be considered valid and cannot be an over-the-counter at-home test.
The emergency regulation signed by both mayors applies to all city-licensed businesses that serve food or drinks, including bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, and conventions.
The policy will also apply to ticketed events, such as sports venues, beginning January 26th. When asked to clarify what qualifies as a ticketed event (for example, if movie theaters fall in this category), the city of Minneapolis responded with this: “We honor a wide interpretation for businesses that believe they have ticketed events. However, after the 26th all places who serve food and beverage will need to comply, ticketed or not.”
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