Columbus mayor to reissue mask mandate as COVID cases rise
The mandate will apply regardless of vaccination status.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus became one of the largest Ohio cities to announce plans Wednesday to reissue a mask mandate amid a rise of cases and hospitalizations as a result of the delta variant.
Mayor Andrew Ginther says he’ll issue an executive order in the coming days that would require all residents, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a face mask in indoor places across Columbus.
City health officials say hospitals are inundated with COVID-19 patients, including many under the age of 18.
More than 2,500 COVID cases were reported last week — an increase of 37 percent over the previous week.
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