Whereas, on March 16, 2020, I declared a local public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the City of
Minneapolis and assumed executive responsibilities attendant thereto; and
Whereas, pursuant to the emergency declaration, the Mayor is authorized to promulgate emergency regulations pursuant to MCO Section 128.60 to protect the public health, safety, and welfare; and
Whereas, on July 22, 2020, Governor Walz imposed a similar requirement for the state of Minnesota, which was
rescinded with certain limited exceptions on May 14, 2021; and
Whereas, in light of federal CDC guidance on face coverings, the state’s corresponding rescission of its mask mandate,
progress on vaccine administration, and encouraging trends in Minneapolis’ key public health risk metrics, this
Emergency Regulation addresses the continuing applicability of Minneapolis’ local face covering requirement
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jacob Frey, Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, do hereby order the following with respect to
Emergency Regulation 2020-12:
- Emergency Regulation No. 2020-12 is hereby rescinded and of no continuing applicability or effect.
- Any residual and applicable executive orders and associated guidance issued by the State of Minnesota and/or CDC
relative to the wearing of face coverings continue to have full force and effect within the City of Minneapolis.
June 1, 2021