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Moundsville Requiring Masks in City-Owned Buildings

File Photo - Moundsville City Building

MOUNDSVILLE — Anyone entering buildings run by the City of Moundsville must wear a mask until further notice.

Moundsville City Manager Rick Healy said the city decided Friday to implement the mandate Monday. The subject also is on tonight’s city council agenda in case members want to enact more stringent protocols.

“We discussed briefly closing the building,” Healy said. “I’m not sure the council wants to continue that, but Marshall County’s numbers are as bad as anyone’s.”

According to the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 Monday alert map, Marshall County had an infection rate of 94.05 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 11.94.

Masks or face coverings now are mandatory in all confined indoor places owned and/or operated by the City of Moundsville, provided social distancing cannot be maintained. That goes for employees, council members, all boards and commissions and visitors.

In any office where staff can maintain proper social distance, masks can be removed while working. Masks must be worn in all common areas like lunchrooms, hallways and coffee areas unless social distancing is maintained. All visitors to CIty of Moundsville buildings must wear face coverings. The mandate will be in effect until further notice.

Healy said that the mask mandate should allow residents to continue entering city buildings to conduct business, while keeping employees protected against the virus.

“We really need to protect our employees and their families,” he said.

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