Enforcement of Columbus' mask mandate set to be suspended Thursday

Enforcement of Columbus' mask mandate set to end Thursday

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The enforcement of Columbus' mask mandate is suspended effective Thursday, October 22.

The mandate requires all citizens of Muscogee County to wear a face-covering when out in public places, near other people, and in government buildings.

According to Mayor Skip Henderson, enforcement of the mask ordinance will be suspended as the city has dropped below the governor’s threshold of 100 cases per 100,000 people for the last 14 days.

Henderson said since October 9, coronavirus cases in Columbus have been steadily going down.

He said Columbus stands at 73 cases per 100,000 people. With cooler weather on the horizon, Henderson added if the numbers get back to 100, enforcement of the mask mandate will start again.

Masks will still be required in all government buildings for employees and visitors.

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