With the changing guidance and the end of the mandate, the City of North Mankato is adjusting its guidance.
Up until this point, the City required residents to wear face masks in all city buildings and when attending outdoor events in compliance with guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health. City employees were also required to wear masks when interacting with the public or working with fellow employees when social distancing was not possible.
Going forward, with the State mask mandate lifted, the City will no longer require the public or staff to wear masks in city buildings or when attending outdoor events. We recognize that continuing to wear a mask is an individual decision, and staff will respect the decisions of those around them.
While masks will no longer be required, the City will continue steps to limit the spread of COVID-19. These steps include continued disinfecting and decontaminating high traffic areas, requesting individuals who are ill to remain at home, following guidance on quarantining and isolation for those who have been exposed to COVID-19 or have COVID-19, maintaining the plexiglass barriers when interacting with residents, encouraging proper hygiene, and maintaining social distancing when possible.