Following CDC guidance, Des Moines drops mask requirement – KCCI Des Moines

LAURA: DESPITE THE GOVERNORS PROCLAMATION, THE CITY OF DES MOINES MASK MANDATE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE. HE SPECIFICALLY EMPHASIZED THE NEED TO WEAR A MASK AS SINCE THE COVID VARIANT WAS CONFIRMED IN IOWA EARLIER THIS WEEK. LAURA: WE ASKED MAYOR COWNIE WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO LIFT THE MANDATE.

Following CDC guidance, Des Moines drops mask requirement

Upgraded: 2:06 PM CDT May 14, 2021

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie on Friday got rid of the citys COVID-19 necessary face-covering requirement, following a suggestion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.City authorities said the rescinding of the requirement takes impact right away and follows the other days CDC recommendation that those fully immunized no longer need to use face coverings or preserve distance from others.In February, Gov. Kim Reynolds released a proclamation raising a bulk of the COVID-19 constraints, including mask mandates. Cownie kept the Des Moines mandate in place.The initial Des Moines mandate was issued last August.

DES MOINES, Iowa– Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie on Friday got rid of the citys COVID-19 necessary face-covering requirement, following a suggestion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.City authorities said the rescinding of the requirement takes impact immediately and follows the other days CDC suggestion that those totally vaccinated no longer need to wear face coverings or keep range from others.
In February, Gov. Kim Reynolds released a pronouncement raising a majority of the COVID-19 constraints, consisting of mask mandates. Cownie kept the Des Moines mandate in place.The original Des Moines required was issued last August.