Mask requirement for City-owned buildings to end next week

Downtown Fort Wayne
Downtown Fort Wayne(Staff)
Published: Feb. 21, 2022 at 3:02 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - Monday afternoon, Mayor Tom Henry announced that masks will no longer be required while in City-owned buildings starting March 1.

A release sent by the City says masks will instead be recommended while in the City-owned facilities, which include Citizens Square, the Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission office, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department office, Parks and Recreation pavilions, community centers, youth centers, the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, and Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control’s building.

Henry said the decrease in local COVD-19 cases and declining hospitalizations were contributing factors in the decision.

“Mayor Henry continues to stress caution and vigilance and encourages residents to get vaccinated and use good judgment in public settings,” the City’s release says.

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