MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul have rescinded vaccine-or-test mandates for restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues for restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues as COVID-19 cases decline rapidly.

The Star Tribune reported Thursday that Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter have lifted the mandates effective immediately.

The regulations required anyone entering a restaurant, bar, or another venue that serves food or drinks to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last three days.

Mask mandates for public areas in Minneapolis and St. Paul's city-licensed businesses will remain in place for now.

The rescinded vaccine-or-test mandates also mean that proof of vaccine or a negative test is no longer required for events at Target Center, Xcel Energy Center, or on the University of Minnesota campus.

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