The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is applauding Governor Tim Walz’s decision to modify restrictions for bars, restaurants and other receptions and events amid COVID-19.

“The medical community in Minnesota is completely behind Governor Walz. We have seen surging cases all over the state, rural, urban, our ERs are piling up with patients.”

MMA President Dr. Marilyn Peitso. Opponents of the governor’s restrictions say they are unfairly targeting bars and restaurants and are doing further economic damage following previous shutdowns and crowd-size limitations.