EDINA EXTENDS CITY MASK MANDATE.
More Detailed Citywide Masking Policy to Go Into Effect July 9
Edina, Minn., July 8, 2020 – To slow the spread of COVID-19, the Edina City Council has extended a citywide masking policy.
The Edina City Council held a special meeting July 8 to consider extending the policy enacted by Mayor Jim Hovland’s emergency proclamation. Council Members agreed requiring masks is a reasonable step to protect the public health during this pandemic. Health officials are increasingly urging non-medical workers to wear facial coverings to help curb the spread of COVID-19 by preventing the transmission of respiratory droplets that contain the virus. Experts have determined masks may reduce the risk of transmission by an infected person as a force multiplier for social distancing and proper handwashing.
The new order will be in effect until Gov. Tim Walz enacts a statewide order requiring face coverings superseding the local order, the State’s peacetime emergency declaration ends, the City Council rescinds the order, or Dec. 31 – whichever comes first.
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