ST. PAUL (KMHL)  —  Gov. Tim Walz announced new restrictions yesterday meant to combat surging cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota.

Starting Friday, in-person service will be cut off at bars and restaurants at 10 p-m. In addition, Walz adds…

“Bars and restaurants, indoor and outdoor capacity of 50 percent, no more than 150 people,” said Walz. “Counters are closed for seating and service unless counter service only, patrons need to be seated at tables, and no bar games where standing is permitted,” said Gov. Walz during his press conference Tuesday.

In addition, Walz also announced wedding receptions and similar events are also facing new capacity restrictions with a limit of 50 people starting November 27th and going to 25 people on December 11th.

Walz also is recommending people limit private gatherings to 10 people, whether inside or outside and no more than three households.

“Limit of 10 person for indoor and outdoor gatherings, that allows the two together to align,” said Walz. “Three households or less, including the host. You have to social distance, you have to wear a mask and you have to recognize just because they’re family and you know them, you have not eliminated the risk.”

Walz’s new restrictions take effect at 10 p.m. Friday evening. He said Minnesota needs to move now.