The City of Toledo Mask Mandate, which went into effect July 14, 2020, is voluntary as of June 2, 2021 to reflect the guidelines of the state of Ohio and the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz announced today.
Mayor Kapszukiewicz issued the following statement:
“The Toledo Mask Mandate was implemented as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and the spread of the virus in our community. The request was made by the President of Toledo City Council Matt Cherry and the Toledo-Lucas County Health Commissioner Dr. Eric Zgodzinski, supported. The spread of the virus has decreased dramatically after months of efforts by healthcare workers, schools, workplaces and local residents. As a result, and in conjunction with recent instructions from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, the local mask mandate is voluntary as of June 2, 2021. Everyone is encouraged to stay safe and get vaccinated as soon as possible. We strongly recommend that you continue to wear masks when traveling on airplanes, trains, buses, and transportation hubs. “
From now until June 2, 2021, fully vaccinated residents will no longer need to wear a mask unless they are in specially designated areas such as airplanes, buses, health offices, or in businesses or communities where a mask must be worn. Residents who are not vaccinated are still required to wear a mask until June 2nd when they are indoors or when they are outdoors and cannot be socially distant, or when they are in specially designated areas like airplanes, buses and in health care are the settings.
Go to gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine.