Mask Up, Shoreview
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Walz signed an executive order on July 22 requiring face masks in all indoor areas. The requirement will begin Saturday, July 25.
Visit the Minnesota Department of Health's website to learn more about the face mask requirement.
Visit the CDC's website to learn more about face masks and COVID-19.
Indoor spaces include but are not limited to:
- All public indoor spaces and businesses
- Public transportation, taxi, or ride-share vehicle
- Polling places
- Places of worship
Employees must wear a mask at all times unless alone (closed office, cubicle walls, social distancing is maintained, etc.). Businesses and employees must also follow industry-specific requirements for masks.
- Children 5 years old or younger.
- Individuals unable to wear a face covering due to medical, disability, or developmental reasons.
- Employees unable to wear a face covering due to it creating a job hazard for themselves or others.
- Individuals eating or drinking,
- Must maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others who are not a member of the same party
- Individuals removing their masks for identification purposes
- Individuals swimming or showering
- Individuals speaking with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, or who has a medical condition, disability, or mental health condition that makes communication with that individual while wearing a mask difficult,
- Must maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others who are not members of the same household
- Individuals receiving a service—including a dental examination or procedure, medical examination or procedure, or personal care service--that cannot be performed or would be difficult to perform when the individual receiving the service is wearing a face covering.
- Individuals participating in organized sports or exercise where the level of exertion makes wearing a face covering difficult.
- Individuals testifying, speaking, singing, or performing in an indoor business or public indoor space, in situations or settings such as theaters, news conferences, courtroom proceedings, or lectures, provided that social distancing is always maintained. Face shields should be considered as an alternative in these situations.
- During practices or performances in an indoor business or indoor public space when a face covering cannot be used while playing a musical instrument, provided that social distancing is always maintained.
The mandate will expire when the state's peacetime emergency ends.
Employees who are outside and cannot maintain social distancing must wear a mask. In all other cases, the city encourages you to wear a mask outside if you cannot social distance from others.
To report violations by businesses or individuals:
Ramsey County Sheriff's Office
To ask questions or report violations of this Executive Order that relate to worker health and safety:
To ask other workplace-related questions about this Executive Order:
Department of Employment and Economic Development
Questions about Returning to Work
To report violations by restaurants and food service establishments, pools, or lodging services:
Follow the instructions on the MDH Online Complaint Form.
In some instances, you may need to contact a local public health agency to report your complaint. Refer to the “Before reporting a complaint” section on the above web page or to the Minnesota State and Local Food, Pools, and Lodging Contacts (PDF) to determine whether a local public health agency is the right contact for your area.