Ward 6 Weekly Update

Ward 6 Weekly Update banner

June 4, 2021

Mayor Carter Lifts Mask-Mandate for St Paul City-owned Buildings and Licensed Businesses

Mask mandate lifted for City of Saint Paul

Have you heard? This week, Mayor Melvin Carter issued an executive order lifting the mask-mandate that had previously been in place, meaning, city-owned facilities and businesses licensed by the City of St Paul are no longer required to enforce face-mask policies for staff and patrons. 

I'm disheartened that the mandate has been lifted when so many of our community members have yet to be vaccinated. Were City Councilmembers included in this decision? No. I found out about the news from an MPR reporter asking for my opinion after-the fact. Listen to the broadcast here.

Mask Mandate, WCCO

As councilmember for Ward 6, I URGE YOU to continue wearing facemasks in our City. While Ramsey County as a whole has reached a vaccination rate of 70.6% (meaning about 3 in every 10 people ages 12 and older are still unvaccinated), our City of St Paul is lagging behind.

In particular, zip code 55130 (from 35E to Lake Phalen, from Larpenteur Ave south to downtown, a large part of Ward 6) has the lowest vaccination rate in St Paul, with just 52% of residents vaccinated. That means about every other person ages 12 and older are still unvaccinated here! There are still many vulnerable elders, youth, and adults in our community who can still spread the virus and face hospitalization or death from COVID-19. Please continue to wear your mask, especially when indoors. 

If you know a loved one or community member who has been struggling to get information on the vaccines, or who is unsure of where they can get one, please help them out!

Arlington Hills Community Center (1200 Payne Ave, St Paul, MN 55130) will be offering free vaccines every Sunday in June (--no cost, no insurance needed). Sign up here

Walgreens, CVS, M Health Fairview, and the Roy Wilkins Auditorium are offering appointments with walk-ins available. For hours, locations, and to schedule an appointment visit the Vaccine Connector site.

Vaccine Incentives

Vaccine IncentivesVaccine Incentives 2

The State of MN is now offering bonus rewards for folks who get their vaccination in the month of June! You can also sign up to receive a reward by calling (833) 431-2053 Monday through Friday 9a - 7p and Saturday 10a - 6p.

City of St Paul is Hiring

Now Hiring

Looking for a new career? Interested in working for the City? Check out these current job postings!

Contact Us

Meet & Greet phone call appointments are available on Thursdays.  Register online at stpaul.gov/ward6 or contact our office directly at:

Email: ward6@stpaul.gov

Phone: 651-266-8660

Facebook: NelsieYangWard6

Twitter: @NelsieYangCM

Chicken Wing Fundraiser for East Side Elders - June 16th

Get your orders in today for East Side Elders Wing Wednesday fundraiser!  Orders close June 11th for pickup on June 16th.  Flavor choices include sweet BBQ, spicy buffalo, teriyaki, and vegan buffalo.  Order a meal box or go for just the wings! Meal boxes ($8) include 6 wings, potato salad, plus celery and dressing for dipping. And don’t forget to add a delicious pineapple soda to your order!

Wing Wednesday is a drive thru fundraiser – no need to leave your car!  Please help keep volunteers and staff safe by wearing a mask while you are picking up your order. We all appreciate it!

Order online at EastSideElders.org/Wings 

or call 763-250-8614