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Lincoln, NE to end months-long mask mandate

MCH reimplements mask policy due to a recommendation from a federal health agency
MCH reimplements mask policy due to a recommendation from a federal health agency(KOSA)
Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 5:06 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The last Nebraska community still requiring masks is dropping its mandate. Lincoln Lancaster County Health Director Pat Lopez said in a news conference Tuesday that a health order requiring indoor masking will expire at the end of the day Thursday.

The county reinstated the mask requirement in August amid the delta surge. No other city or county in the state has required masks in indoor settings over the past four months.

Even without the mandate, Lopez urged people to continue masking, saying they work to reduce the spread of the virus.

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