This morning, the Franklin County Commissioners voted on a resolution urging other local governments in Central Ohio to enact mask mandates in their public buildings. Franklin County had put its own mask mandate in place earlier in the week, and will be transmitting a copy of its resolution to each county office-holder, county agency, and the leadership of all local governments, as well as the governor’s office.
The text of the commissioners’ resolution notes the recent high incidence of COVID-19 in our community, reduced capacity at local hospitals due to the influx of COVID-19 patients, and the advice from public health authorities that everyone should be wearing a mask while indoors. The resolution calls on local governments in the region to protect the safety of their own employees and ensure the safe availability of government services for all residents by requiring masks. You can find the full text of the resolution here