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Minnesota health officials back statewide mask mandate

In this file photo, Gov. Tim Walz wears a mask while talking with reporters. Photo: KSTP, File. In this file photo, Gov. Tim Walz wears a mask while talking with reporters.

The Associated Press
Updated: July 02, 2020 03:28 PM
Created: July 02, 2020 10:26 AM

Health experts are urging Gov. Tim Walz to require masks in public statewide amid concerns that the spike in coronavirus cases elsewhere could happen in Minnesota.

Governors in several states that are seeing rising numbers have mandated mask use statewide. Medical groups in Minnesota and the state Health Department are backing a mandate.

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