Tomorrow (July 10) Mankato’s mask mandate goes into effect.

City Council Member Mike Laven defended why he voted in favor of the ordinance.

“The feedback I heard from constituents showed these are things we can do to slow the spread such as washing your hands. And I thought what I am doing, and thought if I can do it, anybody can do it.”

The City says they are promoting an education first approach before a citation may be issued.