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Phelps County Commission passes county-wide mask mandate


PHELPS COUNTY, Mo. — The Phelps County Commission has passed a masking mandate, according to a Facebook post by the Phelps-Maries County Health Department.

According to the ordinance, face coverings must be worn while inside businesses and while outside, if you can’t socially distance by more than six-feet.

There are some exemptions to this new mandate. Children younger than 11-year-old won’t need to mask up. Children 11 and up will. You also won’t have to wear a mask if you’re exercising or have a medical condition.

The mandate goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, and will last until Feb. 2, 2021.

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