Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-81 on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 requiring people in Minnesota to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses beginning Saturday, July 25, 2020.
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For more information about face coverings and the Governor’s Executive Order, please see the Frequently Asked Questions About the Requirement to Wear Face Coverings.
The Governor’s face covering order preempts and ends the amended emergency order passed by the Roseville City Council scheduled to go into effect on Monday, July 27, 2020. Section 14.a. of the resolution adopted by the Roseville City Council states that Roseville’s order will stay in place until “Gov. Walz enacts a statewide order requiring face coverings.”
Similar to Roseville’s emergency order, the Governor’s order requires all Minnesotans to wear face coverings:
Exemptions to the Governor’s order include:
Face coverings are also exempted from use when at home or in an assigned room or living unit in a place of temporary lodging, when in a private vehicle being used for private purposes and when outdoors or participating in outdoor recreation.