Masks will be required at Vikings' game Sunday vs. Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium

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Jan. 5—The Vikings announced Wednesday that, due to a Minneapolis mandate, all fans will be required to wear masks at Sunday's season finale against Chicago at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Vikings did not have fans at games last season. This season, in two preseason games and their first seven regular-season games at U.S. Bank Stadium, fans were encouraged but not required to wear masks.

"Due to the city-wide mask mandate announced (Wednesday) by Mayor (Jacob) Frey and the City of Minneapolis, fans attending Sunday's Vikings-Bears game at U.S. Bank Stadium will be required to wear face coverings at all times inside the stadium, except when eating or drinking," the Vikings said in a statement. "As we have throughout the pandemic, we will continue to comply with state and local guidelines in the best interests of health and safety."

The Vikings were eliminated from the playoff race with last Sunday's 37-10 loss at Green Bay. Their next home game after Sunday will be in the preseason next August.

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