City of Rochester to mandate use of masks in indoor spaces beginning this week

The Rochester City Council voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve a citywide mandate on the use of face masks in indoor public spaces.

The resolution — passed 6-1 (Council President Randy Staver was the lone nay vote) — was brought forward by Mayor Kim Norton, who said the requirement was necessary to keep the economy open and to protect the safety and well-being of residents and visitors. Prior to the vote, a Mayo Clinic infectious disease expert spoke in favor of the policy.


The full text of the mayor’s order can be found here.

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