Will Rochester, Minnesota, see the Mayor and City Council enact a Covid vaccine mandate like the Twin Cities mayors announced yesterday?

Minneapolis/St. Paul television station KSTP is reporting mandated vaccination / negative Covid test to get into certain businesses starting Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

"Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced Wednesday a temporary policy for establishments serving indoor food or beverages."

The policy, which covers licenses businesses that serve food and/or drinks inside, says customers will have to show proof of Covid-10 vaccination or a negative antigen or PCR test no older than 72 hours ago. (MORE: Twin Cities Vax Mandate)

What Does Rochester's Mayor Say?

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James Rabe spoke with Rochester's Mayor Kim Norton to see if Rochester businesses should expect something similar...and she said it is not likely.

"We're still working on trying to get at masking, so I don't see that as being fast-tracked here in Rochester."

Click play to hear the conversation.

Click HERE for the automatically generated transcript.: Mayor Norton on Vax Mandate Transcript

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