OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) — Aldermen in Oxford voted 4-3 Tuesday to implement a new mask mandate.
It will require people ages 6 and older to wear a mask inside businesses and other indoor public spaces and outside at large gatherings when people cannot socially distance.
It does provide some exceptions, such as for health reasons, for eating and drinking and for churches.
The new mask mandate will take effect Wednesday at 4 p.m., and it will be reconsidered by aldermen next week.
Aldermen earlier this month voted to impose a mask mandate inside city owned buildings as well as with city employees.
Mayor Robyn Tannehill also told aldermen the city formally requested a mobile military hospital to go up next to Baptist Hospital because of the influx of patients caused by the Delta surge.