The U will require face coverings in all public spaces. Mankato's City Council opted to hold a public hearing on its emergency mask ordinance. And Rochester voted to require masks inside city facilities.
In the 1990s, employers across the country followed the group's pioneering health insurance program where employees shopped for care based on cost and quality. More recent work promoted better care at clinics and enhanced mental health benefits.
Steve Wegman, owner of the 507, said he's invested in masks, gloves and cleaning supplies and taken many other steps to protect the health and safety of both customers and employees since Minnesota bars and restaurants reopened at limited capacity this month.
Most small-business owners have already run through the money they received from the federal Paycheck Protection Program. With a slow summer looming, some say their businesses may not survive until 2021 if they don't get more help soon.
Six more people have died of COVID-19 in Minnesota as new test results pushed the number of confirmed cases statewide to more than 35,000. Daily tallies for hospitalized patients have been trending down in recent weeks.
Roughly 100 people suffered COVID-19 infections related to crowding at a bar in Mankato, while more than 30 cases have been identified among people who went to Cowboy Jack's near Target Field and the Kollege Klub in Dinkytown.