Split Rock Lighthouse to Require Masks Indoors Starting Today

DULUTH, Minn. – Split Rock Lighthouse announced on its Facebook page Tuesday, along with the Minnesota Historical Society, that face masks will be required indoors beginning September 1.

MNHS says the decision was made to reinstate the mask mandate, regardless of vaccination status, due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the state.

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health, the state is experiencing a steady increase in COVID-19 cases, driven by the highly contagious Delta variant. It is in response to this surge, the contagious nature of the variant and the health and safety of guests and staff, that the Minnesota Historical Society reinstated its face mask requirement,” said Minnesota Historical Society Interim Public Relations Manager Suzanne Herrick.

The face mask requirement applies to all guests, staff, volunteers, interns, contractors, and vendors.

Masks will be required inside the Visitor Center, Lighthouse, and Keeper’s Home.

Free masks will be made available at the entrance to historic sites, museums, and offices.

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