Columbus mayor planning to issue executive order for masking indoors

COLUMBUS — Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said he plans to issue an executive order for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in public indoor places, according to a report from our affiliate 10TV.

The announcement came during a Wednesday news conference held in collaboration with Columbus health leaders.

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“This is about keeping Columbus safe and open for business by employing a strategy that we know can slow the spread of COVID-19,” Ginther said.

Ginther told 10TV he will release additional information about the executive order in the next few days.

News Center 7 has reached out to the City of Dayton to see if Mayor Nan Whaley is considering a similar measure.

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