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Bemidji Council discusses face mask mandates


BEMIDJI -- Out of concern for rising cases of the coronavirus recently, Ward 4 Bemidji City Council member Emelie Rivera brought forward the idea of creating a mask requirement during Monday's work session.

"We need to keep our businesses open, and there were a lot of them closing recently," Rivera said. "We need to keep our family and our neighbors safe. We have CDC guidelines and guidelines from our state that tell us that masking is the way to go."

According to its website, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings. The agency states that cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.


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