January 12, 2022

Kamal Baker

Mayor Carter Announces Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Requirement for Licensed Businesses That Are Spaces of Public Accommodation in Saint Paul

Requirement Applies to Licensed Businesses During Any Time That Food and/or Drink is Sold or Served Indoors for Consumption

SAINT PAUL, MN - Today, Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter signed Executive Order 2022-4, which institutes a proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID test obtained within 72 hours of entry in any licensed businesses that is a space of public accommodation in the City of Saint Paul during any time that food and/or drink is sold or served indoors for consumption.  

"We have more tools to fight this pandemic today than ever before,” said Mayor Melvin Carter. “This policy will help expand our ability to prevent the spread of COVID, while keeping our local economy moving forward.”

Executive Order 2022-4 applies to all patrons of licensed businesses that are spaces of public accommodation during any time food and/or drink is sold or served indoors for consumption in the City of Saint Paul.

The Executive Order will take effect on January 19, 2022 for non-ticketed events, and January 26 for ticketed events. Athletes, performers, and supporting staff competing or performing at any space of public accommodation subject to this regulation, are not subject to the requirement, provided that the facility follows all supplemental COVID-19 safety measures. 

The proof of vaccination measure comes in close consultation with public health partners at Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health as COVID-19 case rates in Ramsey County continue to climb, driven by the highly transmissible Delta and Omicron variants. 

View Executive Order 2022-4 here


Last Edited: January 12, 2022