BENSON – The Town of Benson has reinstated their mask mandate. On Wednesday, town officials said masks will be required by the public and customers entering Town facilities.
Officials said Town facilities are not closed to the public at this time, but will remain open with a mask requirement.
The Town said the decision was made following recent data from the Johnston County Health Department citing a 7.2 percent positivity rate among COVID-19 test results and rating Johnston County as a ‘high risk zone’ for further spread. North Carolina’s positivity rate is currently 6.7 percent while the US positivity rate is 5.8 percent.