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Visitors at Ramsey County sites required to wear face coverings as of July 21

Effective July 21, visitors are required to wear face coverings in any building owned, leased or managed by Ramsey County. County employees have been required to wear masks since June 22.

Visitors seeking county services will not be turned away for not having a mask. Reusable or disposable masks will be provided. Masks should not be worn by children under the age of 2 and anyone who has trouble breathing or cannot remove the mask without assistance.

Visitors to Ramsey County facilities failing to comply with this policy are subject to immediate removal from the premises.

Ramsey County is committed to being a resident-centered organization that delivers effective and efficient services that meet and exceed the expectations of the community and are accessible, welcoming and efficient from the perspective of the resident.

Statewide mandate

Under Executive Order 20-81, Minnesotans are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and indoor businesses. Face coverings are to be worn in addition to other prevention measures, such as social distancing and proper hand hygiene. The mandate goes into effect on Saturday, July 25.

Learn more about exemptions to the order, including when face coverings can be temporarily removed and when they are strongly recommended (but not required):

More information

The Centers for Disease Control recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. The use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus can help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Learn more about cloth face coverings

Read the full policy

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2020 - 2:02 p.m.