COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Minnesota: What to know

As the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to surge in Minnesota, vaccine mandates in Minneapolis and St. Paul begin Wednesday, Jan. 19. But what does that mean? Here's a breakdown of what you need to know about the vaccine mandate and its impacts:

Rochester mayor issues mask mandate

Rochester has been added to the growing list of cities throughout Minnesota that are bringing back mask mandates in indoor spaces due to increasing infection rates of the omicron variant.

Minnetonka approves mask mandate

The Minnetonka City Council has passed an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings within specific indoor spaces within the city.