Garner Opts In On Extension Of Mask Mandate

GARNER – The Town of Garner will opt in and join Wake County in the extension of an existing mask mandate for public places, Town officials said Friday.

Wake County Public Health officials announced today (Friday) that the mask mandate will remain in effect until the trending positivity rate of COVID-19 is less than 5 percent and the case rate is less than 50 new cases per 100,000 people per day over a seven-day period, marking moderate community transmission per CDC guidelines.

Wake County is currently seeing nearly 104 cases per 100,000 people, which places it in the CDC’s highest category for community transmission.

Dr. Jose Cabañas and other county public health leaders shared the latest data with officials from Wake County and all 12 Wake municipalities earlier this week.

Based on the data presented, Wake County and the towns of Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville and Zebulon decided to continue the current mask mandate, which requires residents to wear a face-covering while inside businesses or other public spaces.

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