Minnesotans are required to wear face coverings an all public indoor spaces and businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Governor Tim Walz announced on July 22 Executive Order 20-81 mandating Minnesotans to wear a mask effective July 25.
Research has shown that use of face coverings is a simple and effective step to slow the spread of COVID-19, especially when combined with other prevention efforts such as social distancing and hand washing.
Types of face coverings can include a paper or disposable mask, a cloth mask, a neck gaiter, a scarf, a bandanna or a religious face covering. The face covering must cover the nose and mouth completely.
For more information about face covering requirements, recommendations, enforcement and frequently asked questions, visit www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html.
Masks for Businesses
The Mora Area Chamber of Commerce will be distributing masks received from the State of MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) the week of July 27. These masks are available to all area businesses to provide to customers.
This is a one-time effort and it will be first come, first serve. Contact Jenna, email@example.com, at the chamber to get a supply. Please make sure your business has updated your COVID-19 Preparedness Plan to address the face covering requirements to align with the requirements of the Executive Order.