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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Face Masks Required in Public

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On Wednesday, July 22, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-81 Requiring Minnesotans to Wear a Face Covering in Certain Settings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19. The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020 and remains in effect until the peacetime emergency declared in Executive Order 20-01 is terminated or until it is rescinded by proper authority.

The City is asking residents, customers and visitors to wear a mask unless they meet the criteria for an exemption. Frontline customer-facing staff will have a supply of inexpensive masks to offer if visitors do not have a mask. 

The following individuals are exempt from face covering requirements of the Executive Order.
1) Individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that makes it unreasonable for the individual to maintain a face covering. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who have a medical condition that compromises their ability to breathe, and individuals who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance. These individuals should consider using alternatives to face coverings, including clear face shields, and staying at home as much as possible.
2) Children who are five years old and under.
3) Individuals at their workplace when wearing a face covering would create a job hazard for the individual or others, as determined by local, state or federal regulators or workplace safety and health standards and guidelines.

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