COVID-19 Related Updates: What You Need to Know

To help you safely visit Saint Paul with confidence, updates on the evolving restrictions due to COVID-19. We continually monitor and assess any new developments and make updates as new information becomes available.

Last update: January 12, 2022

The health and safety of Saint Paul’s visitors and residents are of utmost importance and these are the protocols and procedures currently in place to help keep you safe. The Minnesota Department of Health is leading the state and city preparedness and information dissemination - for detailed information from the Minnesota Department of Health, click here.

Current Status:

  • Mayor Melvin Carter signed an executive order on January 5, 2022, renewing the requirement for face masks to be worn indoors in all city-controlled facilities and at all businesses licensed by the City of Saint Paul at all times when social distancing of at least 6 feet is not maintained. The temporary removal of a face-covering for eating or drinking is permitted. All businesses are strongly encouraged to continue to require that all individuals wear a face-covering indoors at all times when social distancing of at least 6 feet is not maintained. 
  • Mayor Melvin Carter signed an executive order on January 12, 2022, requiring proof of a completed vaccination series or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours for customers of any space of public accommodation where food and/or drink is sold for on-site consumption. Booster shots are not required. Children under the age of 5 are exempted from this regulation. The Executive Order will take effect on January 19, 2022 for non-ticketed events, and January 26 for ticketed events. 

Local businesses have taken the Ready Together Pledge, demonstrating their commitment to the health and well-being of Saint Paul's residents and visitors - see which businesses have already taken the pledge.

Additional Resources:


Keep up-to-date about what Minnesota is doing to keep visitors safe at a state level. 
Minnesota COVID-19 Response

City of Saint Paul

Keep up-to-date about what Saint Paul is doing to keep visitors safe at the city level. 
City of Saint Paul Covid Resources
Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health

Vaccines & Testing

Find options in Saint Paul and beyond for vaccines and testing.
COVID-19 Vaccine Locations in Minnesota
COVID-19 Testing Locations in Minnesota

If you have questions about COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health offers a specific COVID-19 hotline: 1-833-431-2053 (Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm. / Saturday, 10am-6pm.).

To ensure you are reading the most accurate and up-to-date news regarding COVID-19, follow the CDC’s updates on or their social channels (FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube).

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