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.