Coralville Mayor John A. Lundell today, May 18, 2021, ended the proclamation requiring that persons wear face coverings over the nose and mouth when in a public place and one cannot stay six feet away from others. The proclamation had been in effect since November 13, 2020.
In ending the proclamation requiring face coverings, Mayor Lundell referenced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement last week that fully vaccinated persons can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or socially distancing, except where required by other rules and regulations.
Mayor Lundell commented, “I am grateful for the vaccine and the patience and precautions that our community demonstrated during the challenges we endured over the last year. I look forward to resuming activities with friends and family and encourage others to continue to be responsible and become vaccinated so our progress against COVID-19 continues.”
The CDC recommends schools continue to use the current COVID-19 prevention strategies for the 2020-2021 school year, including use of masks, social distancing, and other layered prevention strategies.
Federal regulations still require face coverings on buses, including Coralville Transit, and other forms of public transportation.