Mankato City Manager Pat Hentges says so far enforcement of the mask mandate has been going smoothly.

“Mostly calls of clarifications and observations show that it actually went quite well.”

He says most of the businesses are adapting quite well, with some businesses even offering people masks.

However, there have been some concerns.

“We’ve had a few complaints from the hospitality business because they do some intermittent trade.”

Hentges says enforcement is not the goal of the mandate

“Our approach has always been education first.”

The mandate expires on September 5.