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UPDATE: Waterloo City Council extends mask mandate another six weeks

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(UPDATE 8:40 p.m.) - Tonight the Waterloo City Council approved an extension of a citywide mask mandate. It will be in place for another six weeks before it's once again up for reconsideration.

The mandate was extended in a 4-2 vote. Council member Dave Boesen joined Margaret Klein in the only two votes against it. Klein was the only vote against the original proposal in August.

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Waterloo City Council will meet Monday to discuss whether or not to extend the city's mask mandate.

The mandate passed in late August requires people to wear masks inside public buildings when social distancing isn't possible. This also applies to private or public transportation services. The current mandate is set to expire at the end of the month. To keep it in place, council members would have to approve a new resolution.

The new mandate would then stay in effect for another six weeks before it is reconsidered. The first mandate was approved on a 6-1 vote. Council member Margaret Kline was the only vote against the proposal.

Monday’s meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Residents are welcome to attend the meeting in person. Those who wish to attend virtually should contact the City Clerk's Office for information on how to do so.

The Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors are set to vote on a county-wide mask mandate Tuesday morning. That meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Black Hawk County Courthouse. The Board of Supervisors is voting on the mask mandate passed by the Black Hawk County Board of Health earlier this month.

Trevor Oates

Executive Producer

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