Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Rochester Mayor Kim Norton Saturday make it clear where she stands on wearing face masks or coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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She added an amendment to the existing Emergency Declaration,”which will require individuals to wear a face covering while in a City of Rochester facility.” 

Norton is also strongly encouraging “individuals to wear face coverings and for businesses to require face coverings as well.” The City Council will be asked to provide support for the amendment during its Monday meeting.

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-9 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.”

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