North Dakota restaurants, gyms to reopen with precautions

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Barbers, bartenders and baristas in North Dakota can return to work later this week, after Gov. Doug Burgum unveiled guidelines for reopening certain businesses that have been closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The plan to ease restrictions Friday includes tough love for some types of businesses. It limits bars and restaurants to 50% capacity, requires barbers and cosmetologists to wear face masks, and prohibits high-intensity fitness classes.

Burgum said Tuesday that he decided to relax restrictions on certain kinds of businesses because he believes the state has made significant strides in containing the spread of COVID-19, even though the number of confirmed cases is rising.

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