COVID-19 updates: Free vaccine clinics
There is no longer a statewide requirement to wear face coverings in most settings. However, federal, state or local laws may require face coverings in some settings, and businesses may set their own requirements. Learn more
City of Saint Paul
As of January 5, 2022 - Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter has signed Executive Order 2022-2, renewing the requirement for facemasks to be worn indoors in all city-controlled facilities and at all businesses licensed by the city when social distancing of at least six feet is not maintained, except for temporary removal of face covering when eating or drinking.
Following the meeting of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, August 3 - Due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Ramsey County, and new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cloth face coverings are now required in county facilities.
- All visitors and employees are required to wear cloth face coverings regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not.
- This policy applies to all indoor buildings and facilities operated by Ramsey County.
- Free masks are available at county buildings for visitors who need them.
Visitors are not required to wear a face covering while outdoors at Ramsey County sites, unless at an activity specifically signed by the county as requiring a face covering. Ramsey County employees are required to wear face coverings outdoors while they are within six feet of others.
State of Minnesota
As of May 15, 2021 - There is no longer a statewide requirement to wear face coverings in most settings. However, federal, state or local laws may require face coverings in some settings, and businesses may set their own requirements. Recommendations for wearing masks
Current CDC mask recommendations
To reduce the risk of being infected with COVID variants and possibly spreading it to others, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends everyone (vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals) wear masks in public settings while indoors based on the current level of transmission of COVID-19.