Takoma Park has ended its indoor mask mandate, effective today, according to a public notice posted on the city’s website.
Masks will not be required indoors, but strongly encouraged for unvaccinated visitors, the city said in the announcement.
“Recently, the CDC has shifted its focus from community transmission to community levels as the basis for their guidance regarding recommended COVID-19 preventative measures,” the public notice reads. “Montgomery County currently has a “low” community level as of this past Monday, March 7. The City of Takoma Park will be adjusting our protocols and lifting our mask mandate.
“Effective Wednesday, March 9th, masks are not required indoors but strongly encouraged for any unvaccinated visitors in any City buildings or facilities, where social distancing is challenging, and/or when there is direct interaction between the public and employees.
“As safety and health remain our #1 priority, the City of Takoma Park will continue to have KN95/N95 masks and rapid test kits available for the public and employees as necessary. We will continue to monitor the community levels and will be prepared to shift our protocols when appropriate.”
Additionally, the city is resuming in-person meetings at the Takoma Park Community Center, effective today.
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Masks are still strongly encouraged for unvaccinated individuals:
➡️ where social distancing is challenging
➡️ or when there is direct interaction between public
and staff https://t.co/ULP6KXpj7K
— TakomaParkMD (@TakomaParkMD) March 8, 2022