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Omaha mask mandate may be extended through at least 2020

Posted at 12:22 PM, Sep 16, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha's mask mandate, set to expire in late October, could be extended until at least the end of the year.

Wednesday at the Douglas County Board of Health meeting, Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said the number of cases and positivity rates last week were the lowest they'd been in the last eight weeks.

The board asked her if she thought a mask mandate should be extended monthly or further out, like the end of the year.

She thought it should be discussed because not everyone will get the vaccine right away if it comes out in November or December.

Chris Rodgers, the chair of the Douglas County Board of Health, said it could make sense to have a mask mandate through the school year.

The city council would be the one to extend a mandate.