There is talk about a statewide mask mandate, but so far, Gov. Tim Walz has not issued the order.
Several cities throughout the Twin Cities are not waiting and are implementing their own mask mandates in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Excelsior and Minnetonka are two of those cities.
The City of Wayzata is considering one too.
“It is ultimately a decision that the Mayor and Council would have to approve,” said City Manager Jeff Dahl. “The item will be on the agenda on Tuesday’s meeting. They have asked us to get more information regarding: what other cities are doing and why, what do Wayzata business want, how would we enforce.”
Minnetonka’s order specifically requires masks indoors. It takes effect Thursday, July 23.
Excelsior’s order is currently in effect. It requires face covering in indoor areas accessible to the public including restaurants, retail stores, spaces of public accommodation, entertainment venues and common spaces in multi-family residential and multi-tenant office buildings.