Masks now required to be worn in all city of Groveport facilities

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By Rick Palsgrove
Groveport Editor

Groveport city officials announced that, as of Sept. 10, masks are required to be worn in all city buildings.

“We are watching what is happening in central Ohio, Ohio, and the United States regarding the spiking increase in COVID numbers,” said Groveport City Administrator B.J. King. “Because of the increasing number of COVID cases we are requiring that masks be worn by employees and citizens when they are in any city building. We feel it is the best thing to do to keep our staff and the public safe.”

King said no expiration date has been set on the mask wearing requirement.

“The requirement will be in place until we see the COVID numbers decreasing,” said King. “We will continue to monitor the situation.”

King said all of the city’s buildings and facilities will remain open.

“We’re still doing business and operating,” said King.

Regarding the Groveport Recreation Center, King said masks must be worn when entering or leaving the facility and when one is not exercising. Masks may be removed when actively exercising in the recreation center. Masks are not required while outdoors in the city parks.

Also, all government public meetings will still be held, but masks must be worn by officials and the public while attending the meetings.

King said, as of now, Apple Butter Day, scheduled for Oct. 9, has not been cancelled and will still be held.

“Nobody likes mask requirements,” said King. “But it has to be done for everyone’s well being. It’s the responsible thing to do.”

1 COMMENT

  1. This is ridiculous, the statement that “this is the right thing to do is an opinion and not fact”. Face mask haven’t proved to do anything to stop the spread nor has vaccines. These decisions need to be left to the individuals and not the government.

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