With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in most areas, the city of Cedar Falls is relaxing its mask mandate resolution.

The city council on Monday voted to allow the current resolution to expire, as scheduled, on Wednesday (May 19). The mandate, which was originally passed on Sept. 8, required anyone within the city limits to wear a face covering in public settings when unable to remain six-feet or more apart from others with exemptions made for health or public safety reasons.

Although masks are no longer required, city officials are encouraging anyone who's at high-risk for COVID-19 complications to continue wear one.

Masks may be required in some Cedar Falls locations, despite the city council's action. Private business, schools, universities, libraries and organizations could still have private mask mandates in place.

On Friday, in neighboring Waterloo, Mayor Quentin Hart declared a new mask mandate in his city that also aligns with updated guidance recently announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hart's order abolished the requirements of an indefinite mask mandate that was previously extended by the Waterloo city council.

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