Mask mandate lifted in Montgomery County offices

Mask mandate lifted in Montgomery County offices
The Montgomery County Commission has voted to drop mask mandates at its county offices. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - In yet another sign that Alabama is returning to normal after a year under the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montgomery County Commission announced Tuesday that it is lifting its mask requirements.

The commission voted Tuesday to lift the requirement, meaning citizens will no longer have to wear face masks inside county offices.

While the requirement has been lifted, commissioners said they still strongly encourage the public and employees to exercise personal responsibility and continue to wash hands, practice physical distancing, and wear masks when appropriate.

The decision comes a day after Gov. Kay Ivey’s office announced the expiration dates for Alabama’s COVID-19 public health order and state of emergency. The public health order will end on May 31 while the state of emergency designation will continue on until it expires on July 6.

Ivey previously allowed Alabama’s statewide mask mandate to expire on April 9.

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