Packed bars are reported in some parts of neighboring Wisconsin after that state’s supreme court ruled the “safer at home” order is invalid. Governor Tim Walz has set a goal of June 1st to reopen bars and restaurants in Minnesota — and state Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm was asked, could the result be crowded bars here too?

“Well, you know, I think the governor could not have been more clear that, if this is gonna work, we’re gonna have to do this in a really careful and intentional way, to keep social distancing and to keep those protections in place.”

Walz administration officials are preparing guidance for bars, restaurants, barbershops, hair salons and fitness facilities.