ND Capitol to loosen Mask Mandate

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Published: Mar. 8, 2021 at 1:46 PM CST
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - With a confirmation vote in the State Senate, the Capitol Building is one step closer to being under the same mask rules throughout the entire building.

The State Senate and State House both passed rules that no longer require lawmakers to wear masks while in the chambers.

However, guests in the chambers are still required to wear masks.

“This is such a fast-moving disease. We’re very comfortable right now, today. But in a week or two weeks, we might need to reassess. But more and more people are getting their vaccinations, which makes a difference,” Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, said.

Due to the different branches of government controlling different wings of the building, some rooms and hallways have a mask mandate and others don’t.

The mandate will remain in place until March 12.

Lawmakers and visitors will still have temperature screening upon entering the building and rapid testing will still be available every morning.

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