Liberty County to reinstate mask mandate for county buildings on Monday

Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 7:06 PM EDT
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LIBERTY COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Liberty County has announced its plans to reinstate a mask mandate for all county buildings beginning Monday, July 26, according to a series of tweets. The County cites rising case numbers of COVID-19 for the decision.

Liberty County’s Community Transmission Index (CTI) was 39 on July 8. By July 23, the County’s CTI had risen to 181, according to the Coastal Health District.

Anyone entering a Liberty County building will be required to wear a mask and undergo a mandatory screening for symptoms of COVID-19 beginning on Monday.

Liberty County employees will be required to social distance, and meetings will be held via digital communication media “where possible,” according to a tweet. All indoor recreation venues and spaces will be temporarily closed.

Vaccination rates in Liberty County remain low, according to the tweets. As of Sunday, July 25, 24 percent of Liberty County residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 21 percent are fully vaccinated, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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