The City of Minneapolis is rescinding emergency regulations requiring people entering food and drink establishments to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test. The end of the mandate comes as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are trending downward.
Case rates in Minneapolis have been dropping rapidly and steadily with a current seven-day new case rate of 499 per 100,000 people and positivity rates below the high-risk threshold. When the emergency regulation went into effect, the seven-day new case rate exceeded 1,300 cases per 100,000 people and positivity rates were increasing rapidly.
The City requirement that masks are worn in most public places will remain in effect.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone five years and older get their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines and receive a booster dose when eligible. Use the State’s Vaccine Locator Map to find a vaccine provider near you.
According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, ending up in the hospital and even dying. As with vaccines for other diseases, people who are up to date are optimally protected.
Businesses may continue with their own vaccine or testing requirements.