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Rochester mayor seeks council support in requiring face masks in city facilities

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Rochester Mayor Kim Norton is proposing that face masks be worn as a requirement in city facilities.

Saturday, Norton signed a second amendment to the existing Emergency Declaration that will mandate individuals to wear face masks while in Rochester city buildings. It's also encouraging individuals to wear face coverings and businesses to issue similar regulations.

In a press release to FOX 47, Norton says: "The City of Rochester is committed to supporting the health and safety of our community and teammates, as we continue to provide important City services. I hope community members begin to or resume wearing face coverings.  Business also have an opportunity to support this by making face coverings a requirement.  If COVID-19 cases increase, I fear the state will need to turn the dial back, which is in the opposite direction of what we need to reenergize our economy and enjoy time with family and friends.”

Norton is asking city council members to support the amendment. Council members will take the vote at the next city council meeting, on Monday, June 29.

Beret Leone

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