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File #: 20-044-O    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/30/2020 In control: Recreation, Libraries and Authorities
On agenda: 7/13/2020 Final action: 7/13/2020
Title: AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 34 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE BY ADDING SECTION 34-45 REQUIRING FACE COVERINGS INDOORS SPACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION. (REPLACEMENT)
Sponsors: Arik Forsman, Janet Kennedy, Joel Sipress, Terese Tomanek
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AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 34 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE BY ADDING SECTION 34-45 REQUIRING FACE COVERINGS INDOORS SPACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION. (REPLACEMENT)

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BY COUNCILORS FORSMAN, TOMANEK, KENNEDY, AND SIPRESS:

The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. That Chapter 34 of the Duluth City Code is hereby amended by adding Section 34-45 as follows:

Sec. 34-45.1. Face Covering Requirement - Purpose

(a) Face coverings are a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This is called source control.
(b) Respiratory droplets spread the virus that causes COVID-19 and recent evidence from clinical and laboratory studies show face coverings reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth.
(c) COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), so the use of face coverings is particularly important in settings where people are close to each other or where social distancing is difficult to maintain.
(d) Social distancing is difficult to maintain indoors business establishments.

Sec. 34-45.2. Definitions.

For the purposes of this Article, the following words and phrases shall mean:

(a) A Space of Public Accommodation means a business, or an educational, refreshment, entertainment, or recreation facility, or public transportation, or an institution of any kind, whether licensed or not, whose goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations are extended, offered, sold, or otherwise made available to the public. Examples include retail stores, rental establishments, Duluth Transit Authority buses, facilities, and bus shelters, government buildings, the Duluth Skywalk system, places of worship, and service establishments as well as educational institutions, recreational facilities, and service cente...

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