News Flash

City News

Posted on: May 14, 2021

Masks No Longer Required in City Facilities Beginning May 14

Sleeves up, masks off StaySafeMN logo.JPG

With Gov. Tim Walz's announcement on May 13 to end the statewide mask requirement which has been in place since July 2020, the City of Chanhassen will no longer require masks to be worn or physical distancing for fully vaccinated individuals in City facilities effective today, May 14. This includes City Hall, Public Works, the Recreation Center, and the Senior Center. The City of Chanhassen does not have a mask mandate in place but will continue to follow executive orders issued by the governor and the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines. 

The CDC announced Thursday, May 13 that masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals whether indoors or outdoors. Minnesotans should follow the CDC guidance on wearing masks in medical settings and when using public transportation, regardless of vaccination status. The CDC recommends people who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 continue to wear face coverings while indoors. Full vaccination occurs two weeks after receiving your last dose of the COVID vaccine.

Residents should be aware that private businesses may still require face masks inside their facilities, and the public should follow those requirements. In addition, Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan, along with the existing face covering guidance for schools and child care settings, remain in effect.

Reservations and room-capacity restrictions for the Recreation Center will remain in place through May 28, 2021 (check the Rec Center's webpage for updates).

For more information about yesterday's announcement, visit https://mn.gov/governor/news/#/detail/appId/1/id/482065. All Minnesotans ages 12 and up are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more at https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine.