According to a city press release, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig will ask the Common Council to approve a revised mask wearing ordinance at the Council’s Tuesday meeting. The revised ordinance requires mask wearing at all times in any downtown district outdoor public space. In the rest of the city masks will be required in outdoor public spaces whenever a minimum of 6 feet distancing cannot be assured.

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Mayor Herzig states, "I vetoed the previous mask ordinance, simply because it was not strong enough to make a difference. Masks must be worn at all times by all people when in our downtown business district. We are entering a critical time with a recent uptick in cases of COVID-19. The people of Oneonta have worked too hard to now risk an outbreak during this Fall and Winter."

Credit: City of Oneonta