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Posted on: May 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Mask Mandate Lifted at Chisago County Facilities

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On Thursday, May 13, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that masks are no longer required for fully-vaccinated individuals, either indoors or outside. Minnesotans should follow CDC guidance and wear masks in medical settings and on public transportation, whether or not they are fully vaccinated.


As of Friday, May 14, 2021, Governor Walz announced the end of Minnesota’s statewide mask requirement, aligning Minnesota with new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on face coverings. Minnesotans who are not fully vaccinated are strongly recommended to wear face coverings indoors.


Private businesses and local municipalities may still put in place face covering requirements and Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan, along with the existing face covering guidance for schools and childcare settings, remain in effect.


On Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners agreed to follow suit for all Chisago County facilities.


County staff are requested to continue wearing a mask if they are not vaccinated. All visitors will not be required to wear a mask, but they may if they choose to.


Courts (3rd floor in the Chisago County Government Center located in Center City) and the Chisago County Jail will continue to follow the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Heath/Department of Corrections (MDH/DOC) guidelines and will require masking.


Chisago County continues to request that everyone social distance (6 feet) in all indoor settings.  The increased cleaning and sanitation procedures will continue throughout all County facilities. 


This has been a long time coming, and we want to thank everyone for their help and support through the constant changing of guidelines and rules.  We recognize that this has been difficult physically, but also extremely draining mentally and everyone deserves to be recognized for their flexibility and toughness.  


We have been on the forefront of keeping the public safe and trying to maintain a ‘normal,’ and you have all been fantastic, THANK YOU.


To learn more about COVID-19 recommendations and guidance, please checkout the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) website.





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