JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The City of Jonesboro announced Thursday that it will still require people to wear masks in city-owned buildings.
The update comes two days after Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson lifted the statewide mask mandate.
On the city’s Facebook page, Jonesboro Mayor Harold Copenhaver asked city residents and patrons to respect the wishes and requirements of businesses, as well as the health concerns of others.
“To care for the health of City employees and be responsible to our community, we will continue to ask those doing business in City facilities to practice social distancing and wear masks when coming to City offices,” Copenhaver said.
Copenhaver said businesses can make their own decisions on whether to require masks, but the city government will not change current practices.
“We hope continuing these practices, added to the growing number of vaccinated residents, will help result in a swifter, full return to normalcy.”
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