New Mask Mandate to take Effect in St. Paul and Minneapolis January 6th

Minneapolis and St. Paul announced today that they are reinstating city wide mask mandates effective 5 pm on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Minneapolis’ order requires face coverings in “any indoor locations where members of the public may gather, visit or patronize,” including, but not limited to, schools, restaurants, bars, theaters, stores and museums. This order is memorialized as Emergency Regulation No. 2022-1.

The actual language of the Minneapolis mandate is set forth here: Text of the full emergency regulation in Minneapolis.

In contrast, St. Paul’s mandate calls for mask-wearing inside all city-controlled facilities and businesses licensed by the city, including bars, restaurants, and government buildings. The regulation says masks must be worn “at all times when social distancing of at least 6 feet is not maintained,” unless the person is eating or drinking.

The actual language of the St. Paul mandate is located here: Text of the full emergency regulation in St. Paul.

This information will be updated with additional facts over the next few days by email or on our website. In you need more information, please contact the city offices listed below:

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey
(612) 673-2100
[email protected]

Minneapolis Department of Health or Area License Inspector
(612) 673-2301
[email protected]

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter
(651) 266-8989
[email protected]

St. Paul Department of Safety and Inspection
(651) 266-8989