Duluth mayor to weigh in on mask mandate Wednesday

A requirement to wear face coverings in Duluth is set to expire this weekend.

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DULUTH —Duluth Mayor Emily Larson has scheduled a news conference at noon Wednesday to announce her intentions as to whether to seek a an extended requirement that people continue to wear face masks while inside public spaces in the city.

As the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus began to spread widely in the community, Larson enacted an emergency 30-day mask mandate slated to expire at the end of the day Saturday, Feb. 12. If determined to be necessary for public health, the masking requirement could be extended by either Larson or the city council, which meets Monday.

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