Going to Duluth, wear a face mask

Duluth and Minnetonka became the latest cities to mandate face coverings to help stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Duluth council members voted unanimously in favor of the measure Monday, which requires masks in public indoor places. It took effect immediately and will remain in place until Gov. Tim Walz ends his local emergency declaration.

The mandate does not apply to children younger than age 10 in Duluth or those unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons.

The requirement applies to stores, city buses, places of worship, educational institutions, recreational facilities and apartment lobbies.

Those who do not comply with the mandate could be fined $100 for a first offense, $250 for a second offense and $1,000 for all subsequent offenses. Violators could also face misdemeanor prosecution.

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