Minneapolis/St. Paul television station KSTP is reporting mandated vaccination / negative Covid test to get into certain businesses starting Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

"Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced Wednesday a temporary policy for establishments serving indoor food or beverages."

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The policy, which covers licenses businesses that serve food and/or drinks inside, says customers will have to show proof of Covid-10 vaccination or a negative antigen or PCR test no older than 72 hours ago.

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To be considered fully vaccinated in this mandate, you have to have the original course of shots, so a single Johnson & Johnson shot or the two shots from Pfizer/Moderna. No word on boosters.

There is no "end date" for the policy. Mayor Frey says it's temporary and a critical step to avoid businesses closing.

Any Exemptions?


While businesses serving food or drink inside are covered, schools, hospitals, grocery stores, and people picking up takeout are exempt. Minneapolis and St Paul both will release more info on the policy soon.

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

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