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Cincinnati mayor to update city’s mask requirements

City of Beaufort extends order requiring face masks in public buildings
City of Beaufort extends order requiring face masks in public buildings
Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 7:27 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is expected to loosen the city’s mask requirements Monday in accordance with new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“In accordance with CDC guidelines that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, I will be amending the City of Cincinnati Emergency Declaration to follow the CDC guidelines,” Cranley said in a news release Friday.

“The order will be prepared on Monday. It is very exciting that fully vaccinated people can resume a normal life. The quickness of the vaccine distribution should make all Americans proud.”

Last week, the CDC eased its guidelines on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces any more or physically distance in any setting except where required by federal or state laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

The CDC released updated guidance for K-12 schools over the weekend.

It recommends that schools continue to use COVID-19 prevention strategies for the 2021-2022 school year.

The CDC had been advising Americans over the past year to wear masks outdoors if they are within 6 feet of one another.

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