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adam
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07/22/2020 02:19PM
"Gov. Tim Walz announced a statewide mandate Wednesday requiring Minnesotans to wear face masks in stores, public buildings and other places where people gather indoors, a dramatic extension of his emergency powers in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic that still appears on the upswing in many states.

The new rules takes effect Saturday and would apply to most indoor spaces outside people's homes, as well as some outdoor venues where social distancing is difficult. Diners, for example, would be expected to wear masks while they're moving around in restaurants, but not while they're eating or drinking. Exceptions would also be granted for young children and people with special medical conditions.

"This is the way, the cheapest, the most effective way for us to open up our businesses, for us to get our kids back in school, for us to keep our grandparents healthy and for us to get back that life that we all miss so much," Walz said.

The new mask rule has been recommended by public health experts and already has been adopted in some form in several Minnesota cities and more than two dozen other states. But while some large retailers have said they would welcome a legal mandate, the move faces opposition from Republican leaders in the state who see it as an overreach of his executive powers." - Star Trib article
 
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adam
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07/22/2020 04:13PM
For restaurants, the expectation is a mask is worn in common areas, but not while eating or drinking.
 
Pinetree
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07/22/2020 10:50PM
Actually there is such a huge market for good quality masks along with your favorite design or vacation spot etc.. A map of the BWCA would be cool.
 
billconner
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07/23/2020 06:23AM
Well, there is that line of fabric maps.
 
airmorse
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07/23/2020 06:51AM
A statewide mask requirement goes into effect here in Indiana on Monday. I believe i read that the Indiana attorney general will be fighting this new requirement.

I just don't get it. I travel for work and wear a mask its no big deal. I also wear a seat belt when i am in a car or on a plane.
 
Bearpath9
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07/23/2020 06:53AM
billconner: "Well, there is that line of fabric maps. "
Tried that early in the pandemic. They are bigger than a bandana, and heavier. You can do it, but it is more trouble than it is worth.
 
AmarilloJim
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07/23/2020 07:17AM
Bearpath9: "billconner: "Well, there is that line of fabric maps. "
Tried that early in the pandemic. They are bigger than a bandana, and heavier. You can do it, but it is more trouble than it is worth. "

Perhaps you would need to cut them up
 
adam
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07/23/2020 08:28AM
 
Bearpath9
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07/23/2020 09:03AM
Well, you could, but then you wouldn't have much of a map.
 
Bearpath9
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07/23/2020 09:04AM
adam: ""
Whoops, missed this. Slick, I may try it.
 
Pinetree
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07/23/2020 09:46AM
like it
 
IndyCanoe
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07/23/2020 09:47AM
One more use for the BDB!
 
07/24/2020 02:52PM
I bought some of the masks from paddling.net and Neil was upset about how much they cost. But they are the most effective, most comfortable masks we have. And they have paddles on them!!
 
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