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Posted on: February 1, 2021

City Council continues face covering policy within buildings

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Members of Minot's City Council voted to continue mask requirements within city buildings with a few exceptions.

In an unanimous decision, council members decided to continue to require the public to wear masks within city facilities unless a physical barrier is present.

Examples of a physical barrier include a glass plane or full length partition.

This will be effective within City Hall and Public Works. The Fire Station, Police Department, and the Minot Public Library all continue to require masks for all visitors.

The Minot International Airport and City buses will still require face coverings to comply with a federal executive order.

The public will still be required to don face coverings at public meetings, but will be permitted to remove the masks if speaking and remaining six feet from any other person.

Other exemptions include:

  • Persons younger than school age, although parents and guardians are encouraged to have such younger children wear face coverings when and where appropriate;
  • Persons with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering; 
  • Persons performing job duties where a six (6) feet distance is not achievable, but a mask is inhibitory to the ability to safely and effectively perform the job duty;
  • Persons participating in athletic activities where a six (6) feet distance is not achievable, but a mask is inhibitory to the activity;
  • Persons actively consuming food or drink;
  • Persons driving a motor vehicle alone or with passengers from the driver’s household; 
  • Persons receiving services that require access to the face for security, surveillance, or other purposes may temporarily remove a face covering while receiving those services;
  • Persons engaged in religious worship activities; however, face coverings are strongly encouraged;

Council also reaffirmed a city employee mask requirement. Monday night's actions come just days after the citywide mandate was lifted.

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