Another US city will be requiring people to wear masks in public.
Beginning July 3, Columbus, Ohio, will require people to wear a face covering when out in public, the city's Health Department announced Thursday.
“We must stay the course of maintaining social distancing, washing hands and wearing facial coverings. So today I am signing an executive order to mandate face coverings in Columbus,” Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther tweeted.
Ginther said the city has distributed more than 40,000 masks.
Asked if employees at the Ohio State House in Columbus would be required to follow the mayor’s order, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said, “I certainly hope that everyone will follow those orders, they are not unreasonable."
"I want to congratulate the mayor and all the mayors for doing this. I think it makes eminent sense to do it," he added.
Read Ginther's tweet: