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Business Coalition requests mask requirement regulation of the City of Grand Marais

Jul 06, 2020 04:57PM ● By Editor
From Boreal Community Media - July 6, 2020

On Monday, the Grand Marais Business Coalition made a formal request of the City of Grand Marais to pass an emergency regulation requiring that all persons entering public or private buildings serving as "public accommodations" wear face masks.

In a letter to the city of Grand Marais, Executive Director Jim Boyd of the Cook County Chamber of Commerce wrote, "The Grand Marais Business Coalition requests that Grand Marais City Government impose, whether by proclamation of the mayor or action of the City Council,  an emergency regulation requiring that face masks be worn by everyone entering all city owned public buildings and all private buildings that serve as 'public accommodations.'"

The letter continued, "The Business Coalition further requests that the City similarly require that all people wear masks in all outdoor areas within the city where maintaining six feet of distance from others is not feasible, such as lines to receive restaurant orders. Family homes and yards should be exempted."

The Business Coalition provided the City of Grand Marais with a copy of the Proclamation of the Mayor of the City of Minneapolis - Jacob Frey - as a model to be followed for the action they are recommending by the Mayor or by City Council action.