Hennepin County Board of Commissioners votes to give $8 million in CARES funds for bar and restaurant relief

Hennepin County Board of Commissioners votes to give $8 million in CARES funds for bar and restaurant relief Photo: KSTP.

Charlie Wiese
Updated: November 17, 2020 10:10 PM
Created: November 17, 2020 10:00 PM

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve $8 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to bars and restaurants impacted by COVID-19.

According to the Board Action Request, the Board of Commissioners allocated $8 million in federal funding to provide economic support to local restaurants, bars and food service establishments that suffered interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic during the period from March 1 through Dec. 30. 

This latest relief to area bars and restaurants comes as Gov. Walz is set to announce increased restrictions Wednesday due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.


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