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Tue Aug 11, 2020, 08:09 PM

Mask mandate passed unanimously by Omaha City Council, effective immediately

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Reece Ristau , Erin Duffy

Omaha has a mask mandate.

Starting immediately, Omahans will now have to wear masks or face coverings inside schools, businesses, churches and other indoor settings open to the public.

During a debate that stretched on for four hours Tuesday, the City Council — all wearing masks in council chambers — voted unanimously, 7-0, to institute an emergency mask ordinance to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in Omaha. The measure needed six votes to go into effect.

Mayor Jean Stothert has said she won’t veto a mask requirement.

Read more: https://omaha.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mask-mandate-passed-unanimously-by-omaha-city-council-effective-immediately/article_f4ed8c84-a15c-5776-ae3c-f4d345358051.html#tracking-source=home-breaking

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 08:11 PM

1. Excellent!



Thx for sharing!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 08:14 PM

2. That's a smart move, but about 5 months too late

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 08:19 PM

3. This is the only way to knock the transmission and positivitiy rates down enough

for people to be able to start to get back to some sense of "normalcy".

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 09:03 PM

4. Well done, Omaha!

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Wed Aug 12, 2020, 12:25 AM

5. They are making all the right moves before the surge. Good for them. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 12:29 AM

6. Congrats to them!

It should help a lot!



I was so pleased to see pretty much everyone wearing a mask in my area after the Ohio mandate went into effect. It obviously took the mandate to do it because most people were not wearing them previously.

Edit: And there was a very concerning rise in infections around here until the mandate happened.

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