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Cedar Rapids Mayor eases city’s mask mandate

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) -- The City of Cedar Rapids is easing its mask mandate, allowing for looser mask guidelines for vaccinated individuals and for those gathering outdoors.

The updated mask mandate aligns with the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

The updated mask mandate allows for anyone who is fully vaccinated to gather indoors with other vaccinated people without wearing masks or staying at least six feet apart. Masks also are no longer required outside except in large groups of 50 or more where it's not possible to social distance.

"I would like to thank all those who are following the COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing masks," Mayor Hart said. "As more and more people are being vaccinated we are closer to having the herd immunity needed to safely relax the precautions in place that protect the health of our citizens.  These changes are a positive step, but it is not the time to let down our guard. I encourage everyone to be vaccinated as soon as possible because we cannot afford to take a step backward in this fight against the COVID virus. With everyone’s help we hope to end the mandate very soon.”

The modified mask mandate can be found here:

Trevor Oates

Executive Producer

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