The Bounceback: Cities returning to pre-COVID operations after mask requirement ended

“As of noon today, the Clay County Public Health Emergency Order will have expired. Masks will not be required and safe distancing will not be enforced,” said Kearney City Administrator Jim Eldridge in an email about City Hall and Board of Aldermen meetings Friday, May 14. “We are returning the board room to normal seating, although citizens can still participate (in public meetings) by Zoom or by telephone and may also view the meeting on YouTube live. That information remains on the agenda.”

City Hall, located at 100 E. Washington St., will be open to the public during normal office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Kearney aldermanic agendas are available online at {a href=”” target=”_blank”} The city will hold its next board of aldermen meeting Monday, June 7. The city’s You Tube channel is available at {a href=”” target=”_blank”}

Will you still wear a mask or require one in your business?

On Thursday, May 13, the CDC released new pandemic guidance, saying those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear masks unless in a health care facility, public transportation or business that requires them. We want to hear from you. Do you plan to still wear a mask or require one in your business?

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Managing Editor Amanda Lubinski can be reached at, 903-6001 or @myCTAmanda1 on Twitter.

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