Beginning Monday, Feb. 21, the City of Greensboro will no longer require the use of masks at municipal facilities. While county and city guidelines have changed, federal guidelines may still require the use of face masks in some situations, such as public transportation. Guilford County leaders met Thursday night and voted to eliminate the mask mandate across the county as North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper urges all municipalities, as well as schools, across the state to rescind requirements.
The City of Greensboro announced Wednesday that face coverings will be required at city facilities. Get the best experience and stay connected to your community with our Spectrum News app. Learn more Get hyperlocal forecasts, weather and radar alerts. Guilford County Board President Skip Alston released a proclamation for a new mask mandate starting Wednesday.
Companies are responsible for the mandate, at least until January. We contacted the county health department about the application, and they told us that it will be up to each local company to enforce the mandate. But the department plans to carry out outreach and education activities to help businesses. It will remain in the hands of each company until January.
Many of the companies are fine with wearing masks. They thought it was strange that the county mandate did not include the two largest cities. We also contacted Greensboro Mayor Vaughan. At the time of publication, his office had not responded.
However, it is noteworthy that Greensboro enacted a mask mandate for its city-owned buildings. Grace Holland, from WFMY News 2, answered some key questions. WGHP) The Guilford County Mask Mandate is no longer in effect. The motion passed unanimously and comes after Governor Roy Cooper encouraged schools and local governments to end their mask mandates during a news conference with the Coronavirus Task Force on Thursday afternoon North Carolina has administered more than 15.7 million doses of the vaccine against COVID-19, and 71 percent of the adult population is fully vaccinated.
About 75 percent of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 96 percent of North Carolinians age 65 and older. About 51 percent of eligible adults have received a booster shot.