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Brooklyn Center City Council last week issued an Emergency Declaration during the City Council meeting, which mandates mask wearing for all public facilities located in the city.

City Council also announced that it will return to virtual meetings.

While the Brooklyn Center Emergency Declaration is in effect all staff and patrons to all city facilities must wear masks when inside a city facility. The Declaration calls for posting flyers on all doors entering city facilities stating the mask requirement upon entering.

Circumstances or situations for which staff and patrons may be exempt from wearing a mask indoor:

  • Children younger than two (2) years of age.
  • Individuals unable to wear a mask due to medical, disability, or developmental reasons, including those who have trouble breathing.
  • Individuals unable to remove their face covering without assistance.
  • Individuals speaking to someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, if the mouth must be visible to communicate effectively.

“We continue to err on the side of protecting the health and safety of those we serve as well as our employees. This is a measure by the City to act on those principles,” said City Manager Dr. Reginald Edwards.

The Brooklyn Center Emergency Declaration will remain in effect until its termination by the City Council, the Council said.

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