Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced Tuesday afternoon that the city’s mask-wearing mandate, that’s been in place since May 2020, is now lifted.
The playing reason for this decision, according to Mayor Frey, was that 78.6 percent of Minneapolis residents 15 old and older have received at least one shot of the vaccine. 69 percent of all residents aged 15 and older are fully immunized against COVID-19.
The Health Department on Tuesday reported only 134 new cases in Minnesota’s COVID-19 data, with the seven-day average of new cases running its lowest point in a year at 332 cases a day. St. Paul announced it would also officially end its mandate on Wednesday.