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Full Press Conference: Mayor Larson announces 30-day mask mandate

Created: January 13, 2022 06:22 PM

On Thursday, Duluth Mayor Emily Larson signed a declaration of emergency imposing a mask mandate in response to current COVID-19 case levels. The announcement was made during a press conference on Thursday afternoon at City Hall. Health officials from St. Luke's, Essentia Health and the St. Louis County Public Health Department were on hand to show support for the decision.

The mandate will take effect at 5 p.m. Friday and continue for 30 days. Larson noted during her announcement Thursday that the city council could choose to extend the mandate beyond 30 days.

City spokesperson Kate Van Daele said the city will post a flier on its website that businesses can print and post, explaining that the mandate is a city decision.

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