Mask Mandate Lifted for Minneapolis and St. Paul

Just 6 days after extending the city’s mask mandate for an additional 40 days, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced today that the mandate for city licensed businesses has been lifted. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has also lifted the mask mandate for that city as well.

Mask mandates had been in place in both cities since January 6th and “Vaccine Mandates” were also in place from January 12th through February 10th.

Both mayors said that due to declining COVID-19 case rates, positivity rates and hospitalizations, they could stop the indoor mask mandate. Mask mandates will remain in effect for city-owned buildings like City Hall and government buildings but privately owned businesses can make their own rules. They are “encouraging” businesses to continue to require masking indoors.

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Other cities that have had mask mandates in place have also dropped the requirement in the past several days. As of today masks are no longer required at bars, restaurants and liquor stores in:

  • Rochester
  • Duluth
  • Hopkins
  • St. Louis Park
  • Minnetonka

There may be others, please check with your city or municipality.