St. Joseph to expand mask mandate Thursday

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By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

St. Joseph city officials will expand the mask mandate,
beginning Thursday.

St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce officials have issued a news
release to members stating the city will issue a declaration requiring individuals
to wear face coverings or masks when indoors with the exception of residences.

Employees will be required to wear masks unless a six-foot
distance can be maintained from customers and other employees.

The Chamber has informed members all customers entering a
business will be required to wear a mask. Children and people with medical
conditions will be exempt. Those sitting at in a restaurant or bar will not be
required to wear a mask nor will those receiving services which require the
face covering to be removed.

Face coverings will not be required outdoors.

The order goes into effect at 12:01am Thursday and will be in place for 30 days.