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State reveals findings of first round on COVID-19 rule enforcement

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(St. Paul MN-) Last week you heard business owners and some Minnesota House Members complaining of harassment by the Walz Administration against businesses when it comes to COVID-19 compliance. The state says the Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division and their outstate compliance checks hit the Mankato, St. Peter, Waseca, New Ulm and Faribault area on Friday, August 27th, at 97 business establishments. 13 business were found to be closed. The inspectors wanted to know if there was a sign on the front door which clearly states that Masks are Required.

7 were found in violation.

They wanted to know if the bar require reservations...

16 establishments in violation.

They checked if the employees were wearing masks and 2 establishments were in violation.

And they wanted to see if the customers were wearing masks, and 8 establishments were in violation. The inspectors found problems with social distancing at 6 establishments, and found none were above 50% capacity.