One week ago Governor Tim Walz announced a statewide mask mandate for Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Health director Kris Ehresman was asked how long it will take to judge how well the mandate is working.

“The mandate only started on Saturday so we want people to keep in mind that we expect it could take a full three weeks or more to really see the impact of that.

The executive order, which went into effect Saturday, requires face coverings in all indoor public places with specific exceptions for young children and people with health conditions.