ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD)  —   Occupancy for Minnesota bars and restaurants is being increased and live music will now be allowed inside facilities large enough to accommodate social distancing.

That’s according to updated guidelines released today (Thursday) by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Dancing and karaoke will still be prohibited.

At bars, tables will be able to accommodate parties up to four people.  In dining rooms, parties as big as ten will be able to be seated together.  T

he new guidelines allow for indoor occupancy up to 50-percent with a maximum of 250 people.  Maximum outdoor seating is also increased to 250 people.