The governor will allow bars and restaurants to continue with takeout service, The Star Tribune reported, and a formal announcement will come Wednesday evening. Data suggests that Level 3 measures stabilized case numbers, while Level 5 measures were required to suppress transmission, especially when infection rates are high.
"There's been a fraying around the edges".
Most cases, 138, are in Dublin.
The governor said on Tuesday that people should expect the high school football season, which started late due to the pandemic, to end before the qualifiers end.
Plus, holiday gatherings and meals are important for many businesses at this time of year.
Walz said the new restrictions were significant, but not on the level of the stay-at-home order issued in March and April.
The current 14-day incidence rate is 135 per 100,000 people, which is one of the best in Europe.
"The advice is the advice today".
Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove said the state is ready for a surge in new applications for unemployment insurance and will be able to borrow the money from the federal government.
"When vaccines get approved, and I think it is likely to be when rather than if, we will be ready". Tony Holohan has said that he is "concerned" with the rise in the number of new Covid-19 cases in recent days.
Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said: "We estimate the reproduction number is now at 0.6".
Video and images emerged on social media of people drinking on the streets, breaking public health advice. "By closing your doors and putting your financial wellbeing at risk, you are protecting the lives of your neighbors".
It was also stressed that Ireland are "not out of the woods" with regards to hospitalisations, despite numbers stabilising. These include outbreaks in association with funerals.
Dr Holohan said officials understood that it is a hard time due to current restrictions but stressed the importance of everyone doing what they could to avoid situations in which the virus could spread.
"As we head into a new working week, we need stay at home other than for essential reasons and for personal exercise within 5km".