Feb 24, 2022 - COVID

Minneapolis and St. Paul lift mask mandates

Illustration of a covid mask fading left to right.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

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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