DAYTON – The Dayton City Commission passed an emergency ordinance requiring residents and visitors to wear a face mask.
According to the City of Dayton this is to slow the spread of COIVD-19 and the new ordinance goes into effect July 3, 2020. The new law requires face coverings to be worn in enclosed areas with others. This includes grocery stores, retail stores, pharmacies, health care facilities, libraries, bars, restaurants and public transportation. Religious facilities mask are not required but recommended.
According to the new ordinance, you do not have to wear a mask outside as long as 6 feet distance can be maintained.
Today at 1 pm the Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, along with other city and health officials will be making a public statement on the COVID-19 pandemic. Columbus Mayor tweeted Wednesday evening he is strongly considering a mandate requiring people to wear masking in public.