Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Don’t forget the face mask. Rochester’s new mandatory face-covering order is now in effect.

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It was adopted Monday and requires faces to be covered in any indoor public space in hopes of stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Employees and customers at almost all Rochester indoor businesses and other places of public accommodation are affected by the order.  Customers who don’t wear a covering and refuse to leave a business could be cited for trespassing. Businesses that fail to enforce the order could face administrative actions related to their city-issued licenses.

Edina, Minneapolis, and St Paul adopted similar policies earlier.

Mandatory face-coverings will also take effect Friday in Mankato and Winona. Duluth will act on a proposed face-covering order Monday.

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