Local Counties Not Planning to Make Mask Wearing Mandatory For Residents

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The Capital Region has the highest seven-day average COVID-19 positivity rate in the state, but leaders in local counties aren't planning to make mask wearing mandatory.

The transmission of coronavirus has been deemed substantial in most counties, triggering a suggestion from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that people have a mask on indoors regardless of their vaccination status. Many county officials say they're taking a wait-and-see approach to see if new cases continue to rise before masks become mandatory. In the meantime, residents are asked to take the proper precautions to protect themselves and others from the virus.

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