LIVE VIDEO: Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey To Force Citizens To Wear Masks In Public

Live Press Conference Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announcing a new policy of forcing everyone in Minneapolis to wear a mask in public

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey signed an emergency regulation Thursday requiring all people in Minneapolis to wear cloth face masks or coverings while indoors starting Tuesday.

“In Minneapolis we take our commitment to one another very seriously – it’s who we are as a people,” Frey said. “With more commercial activity set to resume, it’s important that we right-size our approach to public health regulations given our city’s outsized footprint in the state. Wearing a cloth mask is not a substitute for the measures like safe physical distancing that have already helped us extend the curve, but it will help keep Minneapolis safer.

Businesses will not be required to provide masks to customers or employees themselves, though employers shall be required to mandate the use of masks by their staff. The city will be launching a Memorial Day mask drive in the coming days to help get masks to those who need them before the regulation takes effect.

Non-compliance should be reported through 311.

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