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Local Mask Requirements At Retail

list of local masking regulations impacting retailers

The following local governments have issued masking requirements impacting retailers:

  • Winona -At an emergency meeting this morning (August 27), the Winona City Council rescinded the indoor mask order issued by the Mayor earlier in the week, effective immediately.

    From the City website:

    "At a special meeting Friday, August 27, 2021, the Winona City Council voted to rescind the mask order for indoor public spaces issued by Mayor Scott Sherman earlier this week with a 4-3 vote. Effective immediately, the order is no longer in place. Businesses can still choose to require or encourage masks, and masks are still a recommended measure to slow the spread of COVID-19."


  • Winona - The Winona Mayor issued a mask mandate shortly before 5:00 p.m. today becoming effective this evening at midnight (Thursday, August 26). The order requires masking indoors city-wide and impacts businesses serving the public including retailers.
    According to the Winona Post:
    "In a press release, city officials wrote that the order lasts for the next 30 days; however, the text of the order indicates it will expire in three days if the City Council does not vote to extend it. An emergency meeting of the City Council is scheduled for Friday. The city has not released the time of that meeting. the mandate."

    Click here for the City released information on the mask mandate.

    Note that while the City webpage says the order takes effect immediately, the order itself lists 11:59 p.m. on August 25, 2021 as the effective date of the emergency declaration.


  • Rochester - On August 19 around 5:00 p.m,. the Rochester City Council voted to rescind the City mask mandate effective immediately. The Council passed a resolution stating "it is strongly recommended to wear masks indoors by all people in indoor public settings especially where medically vulnerable individuals or children under the age of 12 are expected to be present".

Last updated August 27, 2021 - 11:20 a.m..

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