Starting today, masks again required inside Hennepin, Ramsey county buildings

Read the full article at KSTP.

In a dramatic about-face, the mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced on Tuesday new mask mandates for city employees, on top of masking recommendations for businesses. The two said the public health precautions, dropped by both cities in early June, have now been reinstated in response to rising numbers of COVID infections locally and nationwide.

So, beginning today, any visitor over age 2 must don a mask before entering the city hall or another city-owned building in either municipality.

Businesses are being urged — but not required — to adopt universal masking requirements, meaning masks for all customers in indoor areas, regardless of vaccination status.

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