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Duluth to require masks inside city buildings as COVID cases rise

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Published: May. 23, 2022 at 3:28 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN -- Duluth will require face masks inside all city buildings starting Monday afternoon.

According to city officials, the requirement begins at 4:30 p.m.

The CDC recently designated St. Louis County’s COVID-19 spread as “high.”

“This is not a decision that we make lightly, and is a short-term step which we feel is in the best interest of our staff, their families, and the public.”

The City continues to track information, data, and recommendations from the CDC, Minnesota Department of Health, local hospitals, and St. Louis County and strongly encourages members of the public to follow CDC guidelines around high community spread of COVID-19:

-Wear a mask indoors in public

-Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines

-Get tested if you have symptoms

-Any additional precautions that may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness

St. Louis County also began requiring masks inside county buildings Monday.

Minnesota reported 2,152 new COVID cases Monday. 76 of those were in St. Louis County.

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