Unpacking legal questions surrounding new Minneapolis mask order

A baby sits in a cart with a mask on.
Qua Jackson fits a mask onto her daughter Daisy — who turned 2 years old on Friday, April 17 — in the parking lot of Cub Foods in north Minneapolis on Saturday, April 18. Beginning Tuesday, May 26 at 5 p.m., anyone over the age of 2 is required to wear a face mask when entering businesses and other venues in Minneapolis.
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Beginning Tuesday at 5 p.m., anyone over the age of 2 is required to wear a face mask or similar coverings when entering businesses and other venues in Minneapolis. Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey announced the new rules last week.

These kinds of rules are not common across the United States, but they have cropped up in areas that have been hard hit by the virus.

MPR News host Cathy Wurzer discussed legal questions surrounding the mayor’s ruling with David Schultz, a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota's law school and a longtime political science professor at Hamline University.

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