Minneapolis Mayor Signed an Emergency Regulation Requiring People to Wear Masks

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Cindy Lambing, right, completes her shopping as cashier Sareena Tippett sanitizes the checkout space amid the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Linden Hills Coop, in Minneapolis. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey signed an emergency regulation Thursday requiring people to wear masks or other cloth face coverings starting Tuesday when they’re inside stores, hotels, recreation centers, the skyway system and other government buildings.

“With more commercial activity set to resume, it’s important that we right-size our approach to public health regulations given our city’s outsized footprint in the state,” the Democratic mayor said.

Minneapolis businesses won’t be required to provide masks to customers or employees, though employers will be required to mandate the use of masks by their workers. Violations could be punished by fines up to $1,000.