MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A statewide decision on mandating masks to slow the spread of COVID-19 could come soon.
Gov. Tim Walz said his administration is closely looking at how to best make it work in the state. The governor said they’ll consider what’s happening in different parts of the state, and a decision could come in the “very near future.”READ MORE: Family Mourns 'Loving' And 'Gentle' St. Paul Man After Fatal Hit-And-RunMinnesota Gophers Beat Maryland 34-16
Several cities already have mask rules of their own.
A new model from the “Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation” predicts Minnesota will average around 330 new cases of COVID-19 each day this fall.MORE NEWS: 5 People Injured In House Explosion In Cambridge
However, if wearing masks becomes more universal, the model predicts only around 50 new cases each day.