North Dakota Joins Minnesota in a Statewide Mask Mandate Including ALL Printers

All Printers Must Mask Up

On November 13, 2020 North Dakota State Health Officer, Dirk Wilke issued an order requiring all North Dakotans wear a face-covering indoors. This includes all indoor businesses, including all printers. Workers must also wear face coverings when working outside when it is not possible to maintain social distancing.

This Health Order was also referenced by Governor Burgum’s Executive Order on November 13, 2020.


Businesses must require all workers, customers, and visitors wear face coverings. The order makes no exemption for social distancing.

In addition, signs must be posted and visible to all people instructing them to wear face coverings.


Some people are exempt from wearing face coverings.  These include:

  • When working in an area where there are walls of at least face-height surrounding the workstation
  • Eating or drinking
  • Individuals with certain medical conditions

Businesses may require a worker to provide documentation if an employee claims a health-related exemption for not wearing a mask.

Minnesota Mask Mandate

Minnesota has required everyone to wear face coverings indoors since July. 

All employees, regardless of whether they can social distance, must wear a face covering indoors.  Also, Minnesota requires ALL businesses to create a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Questions about COVID-19 & your business response?

Contact Printing Industry Midwest’s (PIM) Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) team, Paul Gutkowski at 612.400.6205 or Cathy Malinowski at 612.868.6771. More information can be found on the PIM COVID-19 page.

Sadie Hagen
Author: Sadie Hagen