ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan held a press conference to announce a statewide mask mandate for all indoor public spaces and places of accommodation during a press conference Wednesday, July 22, at the Department of Revenue.

Walz and Flanagan were joined by Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm; Department of Employment and Economic Development Steve Grove; Hannah Peura, owner of Compass Rose in Bemidji; Houston White, owner of H. White Men’s Room in Minneapolis; Dr. Leslie Baken, infectious disease specialist at North Memorial Health; and Dr. Dimitri Drekonja, infectious disease specialist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota.

Watch a video of the event below.

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