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Posted on: May 14, 2021

City of Edina Updates Face Mask Policy

Edina, Minn., May 14, 2021 – The City of Edina continues to follow the lead of national, state and local health authorities, and will not enact a city-wide mask requirement.

In accordance with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health authorities, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Friday, May 14 that no longer requires masks or facial coverings statewide. 

Following the State guidelines, the City of Edina will not mandate the wearing of face masks, effective today. This includes all City-owned facilities, including Parks and Recreation facilities and Edina Liquor stores. The City’s local masking ordinance expired in 2020 and is no longer in effect.

Businesses within the city may set their own policies regarding mask enforcement and residents and visitors are encouraged to contact the businesses directly to find out more.

On Thursday, May 13, the the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced new guidance that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal or local laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidances.

To read more about the CDC guidelines, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html. Information about the state of Minnesota’s COVID-19 policies can be found at mn.gov/covid19

For more information about the City’s COVID-19 response, visit EdinaMN.gov/Coronavirus

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