Senator Westrom responds to Governor Walz’s loosening of restrictions

Senator Westrom responds to Governor Walz’s loosening of restrictions

(ST. PAUL, MN) – Governor Walz announced Wednesday that he will be loosening his latest restrictions from November 2020 he put in place for COVID-19. The loosened restrictions apply to restaurants and bars, gyms and fitness centers, indoor/outdoor events and entertainment, and organized sports. Notably, restaurants can reopen at 50% capacity with a maximum of 150 people but must remain closed between 10 pm and 4 am. Although this is a step in the right direction, the Governor needs to quickly make moves to bring normalcy back to Minnesota.

“It’s good to see this happening,” Senator Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake) remarked after the Governor’s announcement, “as we need to safely get reopened and back to normal.”

Individuals can make their own best decisions when it comes to commerce and which activities they participate in safely. We do not need one person – the governor – to decide every reasonable choice for Minnesota. One size does not fit all communities or age group.

Senator Westrom is happy to see some movement in the right direction but with vaccines being widely administered to higher risk groups, he’s looking forward to quicker change in the near future.  Everyone is looking forward to the day we can look at COVID-19 in the rear-view mirror.