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Cedar Falls City Council votes to extend mask mandate

Cedar falls mask mandate

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) -- Anyone within city limits is required to wear a face covering in public when social distancing is not possible.

The City Council voted on Tuesday to extend the current mandate resolution until March 3 at 11:59 p.m.

People can wear disposable or cloth face masks or face shields.

The city's requirement doesn't apply to children under five. However, in accordance with the Governor's proclamation on Nov. 16, which was updated on Jan. 7, everyone over two must wear a mask when inside a public space for longer than 15 minutes if social distancing is not possible, until Feb. 6.

There are special exceptions to the resolution. It does not apply to:

  • People who have trouble breathing
  • People who are on oxygen therapy or a ventilator
  • Anyone who has been told by a medical, legal or behavioral health professional not to wear a face covering

Masks are not required:

  • When traveling alone in a personal vehicle or with household members
  • When exercising at moderate or high intensity
  • While eating or drinking at a restaurant
  • While getting a service that would temporarily require mask removal
  • When federal or state law requires removing your mask

For more details on COVID-19, visit cedarfalls.com/prepare.

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