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Minneapolis to resume worship, weddings and funerals
After consulting with faith leaders and new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control, Gov. Tim Walz issued an order which allows places of worship, wedding and funerals to reopen from Wednesday. This executive order 20-62 permits the reopening with gatherings of not more than ten people with the following requirements:
- Maintaining a minimum of six feet distance between households is mandatory.
- Indoor gathering occupancy must not be over 25% of the overall capacity.
- Outdoor get-togethers must include a maximum of 250 people.
The governor urges Minnesotans to limit their in-person interactions and those at risk to stay at home. He also clarifies that the order does not permit receptions and communal sharing of food.
Archbishop Hebda stated that as told continuously by the bishops of Minnesota, pastors and parishes can resume public Mass. But they should only restart if they are confident of maintaining the sanitization and ensuring that the protocols such as following the changes in the liturgy, mainly related to the reception of Holy Communion.
In response to the tweet of President Donald Trump, where he regarded worship to be essential, many faith leaders came up to thank the decision. They pointed out that the religious groups were feeling left behind and that now, every leader will ensure safety.
Also, the battle for reopening restaurants and bars continues. And due to a recent COVID-19 in a graduation ceremony, the new order does not apply for these ceremonies.
Minneapolis to follow new mask rules
Similar to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frier puts out an order that people above the age of two years are entitled to wear masks or coverings which may include surgical, N95 or homemade. One should ensure that their nose and mouth are covered especially in most indoor places where people gather as a community. One of the Spokesperson for CDC’s COVID-19 response informed that due to high suffocation probability, children under two years do not re to wear masks. The indoor spaces include stores, recreation centres, schools, buildings, hotels. The company owners must ensure that their employees put on their masks in case of any public dealings. These new mask regulations will come into effect from May 26, and one should call 311 if they spot violations. The health department will look into complaints regarding food and lodging, the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development investigate issues in places selling tobacco and liquor. New additions rules will be out for indoor restaurant services. Other states have also imposed mask requirements.
The stabbing remains under investigation as the victim refuses to cooperate
The Minneapolis Police Department reported a daytime stabbing on the 1300 block of Nicollet Mall, near Millennium Hotel, around 4:15 pm. In front of the hotel, an argument broke out between two men which eventually resulted in one of the men stabbing the other. The victim got help from emergency crews who brought him to the hospital. The victim did not suffer from any fatal injuries.
The suspect escaped, and the victim is refusing to give any information about the suspect.