Feb 24, 2022 - COVID
Minneapolis and St. Paul lift mask mandates
The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul have lifted their cities' mask mandates, effective immediately.
State of play: Both mayors cited declining caseloads of COVID-19 in their communities.
- Ramsey County's cases have decreased by 56% over the past seven days and hospitalizations are down 15% in the same period, according to a press release from St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.
- Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's office highlighted the city's 7-day new case rate of 135 per 100,000 individuals as well as declining positivity rates.
- The mask mandates had been in place since early January.
One exception: In both cities, masks will still be required for city-owned buildings.
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