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Masking is still required at Tri-County Health Care

Following the CDC and Minnesota guidelines geared towards people who have received the vaccine, masking for all Minnesotans is not required. Masking is required in certain places like hospitals and public transportation.

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In 2020, a community of sewers including those with Tri-County Health Care produced masks like the ones pictured. Rebecca Mitchell/Pioneer Journal

Recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines indicate that masking is no longer necessary for vaccinated individuals indoors and outdoors under most circumstances. Minnesota's mask mandate for indoor businesses and outdoor events have also ended.

However, these same guidelines indicate that healthcare facilities, homeless shelters, planes and other forms of public transportation should still enforce masking guidelines.

These rules are in place to protect patients and medical staff, according to a Tri-County Health Care news release. COVID-19 is still a threat and many are still unvaccinated in the region.

Visitors refusing to wear a mask or abide by Tri-County's established mitigation guidelines will be asked to leave.

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