ST. PAUL, MN -- Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced a statewide facemask mandate to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Walz made the announcement during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
The mandate requires that facemasks be worn in all indoor businesses and indoor public places across the state.
The requirement goes into effect Saturday July, 25.
Several parties are exempt including those with a medical condition and children 5 years old and younger.
Walz's announcement comes after several Minnesota cities passed their own mask requirements, including: Duluth, Cloquet, Rochester, Edina, Mankato and more.
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