SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Another southwest Missouri city puts a mask ordinance in place.
The Springfield City Council passed the ordinance in an 8-to-1 vote on Monday.
It will take effect this Thursday, July 16th and expire in 90 days — unless council changes the date.
People who do not wear a face-covering in public — or businesses who do not abide by the ordinances rules — could receive a one-hundred dollar fine. People with a medical reason for not wearing a mask are exempt, as well as kids under 12 years old.
The Springfield Airport will also require masks beginning Thursday.
You can find a link to KOLR 10’s in-depth article on the mask ordinance here.