Minneapolis, St. Paul end COVID-19 mask mandates
June 2, 2021
Citing an uptick in COVID-19 vaccination rates across Minneapolis, Mayor Jacob Frey on Tuesday ended the city's yearlong face-mask requirement.
St. Paul followed suit late in the day, saying it would officially end its mandate on Wednesday.
"While we are yet to reach the benchmarks set by local public health experts, the reality of a maskless Minneapolis limits the logic and efficacy of maintaining a masking order alone," said St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, adding that he urged all residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible.