People may choose to mask at any time. To reduce the risk of being infected with COVID-19 variants and possibly spreading it to others, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people with symptoms, a positive test, exposure to someone with COVID-19, at high risk for severe illness or people in locations where COVID-19 Community Levels are high, should wear a well-fitted, high quality mask. Options include:

  • N95 or KN95 masks – shown to provide the highest levels of protection.
  • A disposable mask under a cloth mask - also offers increased effectiveness.
  • A cloth mask with at least two layers of tightly woven fabric.

Mask guidance and use

Ramsey County mask requirement

As of March 1, 2022, employees and visitors are no longer required to wear masks in Ramsey County buildings.

A Mask for Everyone

An initiative to ensure that individuals and families - specifically racially, ethnically and culturally diverse communities have access to free masks.​ As of February 2022, mask requests are no longer being accepted.

Mask mandates and requirements

Signs, posters and fact sheets