Omaha City Council extends the face mask ordinance through May without adjusting the age limit

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The city council on Tuesday approved the extension of the city’s face mask ordinance but rejected the proposal to raise the age limit for the requirement. It went 7-0.

The mask regulation is now valid until May 25th.

The Mask Ordinance, which previously expired on February 23, stipulates that people aged 5 and over must wear a face mask if necessary. Councilors Brinker Harding, Aimee Melton and Vinny Palermo suggested raising the age limit to 12 years and older.

Ultimately, Councilors Harding and Melton were the only ones who spoke out in favor of the change.

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Reporter Cecelia Jenkins contributed to this article.

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