As of July 25, 2020, per the Governor's Executive Order 20-81, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and indoor businesses, unless you are alone. Additionally, workers are required to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. Research has shown that use of face coverings can greatly reduce the risk of infection when combined with other prevention efforts such as social distancing and hand hygiene.
Masks are more than just a courtesy - they are the most effective tool we have against the spread of COVID-19. CDC recommends that you wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth in restaurants, bars and all other public places where it is hard to stay 6 feet away from others. The Minnesota Department of Health offers up-to-date information on masks, and Executive Order 20-81 here.
Our small businesses are an integral part of the social fabric of Minnesota, and it has been heartbreaking to see this pandemic's impact. Mask up so that our businesses and organizations can keep their doors open. Let's celebrate the best parts of summer in Minnesota safely and responsibility - it's on all of us to keep each other safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.