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Lexington mayor announces masks are now mandatory in government buildings

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Aug 09, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Monday afternoon Mayor Linda Gorton announced masks will become mandatory in government buildings. The mandate goes into effect at the end of the day Monday, August 9.

“I have taken this step because of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in our City,” Gorton said.

Masks are required for employees and visitors in government buildings. The only exceptions are children under 2 years of age and people who are medically unable to wear a mask.