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Posted on: January 12, 2022

City Council Declares Local Emergency And Passes Mask Mandate

At a Jan 11, 2022 special meeting, the Golden Valley City Council passed a proclamation declaring a local emergency and other health and safety related resolutions, including a City-wide mask mandate, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron Variant. The mandate goes into effect Jan 13, 5 pm.

The mandate applies to individuals three and up and who are able to medically tolerate a face covering when they are in indoor spaces of public accommodation (a business, or an educational, refreshment, entertainment, or recreation facility, or an institution) regardless of vaccination status, except for the purposes of eating and/or drinking. Masks are defined as a medical-grade mask or cloth face covering in accordance with CDC guidance, that cover the nose and mouth.

All employers of businesses that are spaces of public accommodation as defined by the Order shall also require their employees, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask. Athletes, performers, and supporting staff competing or performing at indoor spaces of public accommodation are not subject to this regulation.

Local businesses are encouraged to display signage to remind customers of the mandate. The City has provided signage below for businesses to use.

At the meeting, the council also determined all meetings of the City Council and City Commissions shall be conducted in a hybrid format until further notice. 

To read the proclamation and resolutions adopted by the City Council at its Jan 11, 2022 special meeting, see below.

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