Joplin Mask Ordinance Expires Sunday; Joplin City Council will not Hold Vote to Renew Ordinance

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JOPLIN, Mo. — The Joplin Mask Ordinance was put in place in November 2020 and is set to expire at the end of February. What do you think? Should it be renewed?

The Joplin City Council for now has decided to not hold a vote where the ordinance might be renewed. They will allow it to expire.

“The expiration of this ordinance lifts the requirement that citizens must wear masks in public or at businesses,” said Stanley. “Although the mandate has been removed, everyone is still encouraged to practice safe measures that we’ve been doing throughout this past year. Our community has continued to monitor and adjust their personal practices during the pandemic. We appreciate their diligence and support in taking these steps for the good of the community.”

However some businesses might retain the mask requirement for patrons or employees. Additionally locations operated by federal agencies might require their use, IE, Joplin Regional Airport, MAPS or the Sunshine Lamp Trolley.

To read City of Joplin Media Release click here.

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