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Visitors and employees who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear face coverings in Hennepin County buildings. Visitors and employees who are not fully vaccinated remain required to wear face coverings. Fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days after the last dose in a person’s vaccine series. Children under 5 years of age are exempt from this requirement.

Regardless of vaccination status, some locations will continue to have more stringent face covering requirements for visitors and employees—including correctional facilities, courtrooms, health care settings, and homeless shelters. Please follow building and office signage to best know the requirements for each specific building.

Hennepin County continues to request that all visitors who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms not enter county facilities. Hennepin County does not require visitors to have received a COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter a county facility.

Face coverings will be available for people who need one, and visitors who can’t wear a face covering can request an accommodation. In addition, people in county buildings should practice adequate physical distancing of at least six feet whenever possible. Household groups are not required to practice physical distancing measures with each other.

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