Governor Walz Ends Mask Mandate in Minnesota
On Friday, May 14, Governor Tim Walz ended the state-mandated mask requirement, aligning Minnesota with new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on face coverings. The CDC announced Thursday that masks are no longer required for fully-vaccinated individuals, either indoors or outside.
What this means for Hopkins
- The City of Hopkins does not have a mask mandate in place. As it has throughout the pandemic, the City will follow executive orders issued by the governor and COVID-19 guidance provided by the CDC.
- Residents and community members visiting City facilities will no longer be required to wear face coverings, though Minnesotans who are not fully vaccinated are strongly recommended to wear face coverings indoors.
- Private businesses in Hopkins may still require face coverings, and patrons should follow those requirements as they visit establishments and facilities throughout the community.
- Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan, along with the existing face covering guidance for schools and child care settings, remain in effect.
Minnesotans are fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of vaccine – either the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Minnesotans can find vaccine appointments near them at mn.gov/vaccine.
For City of Hopkins-specific information related to COVID-19, visit our website at www.hopkinsmn.com/covid19.