post header
WERE AM Mobile App 2020


Joy 107.1 Featured Video
The business women wearing masks

Source: FatCamera / Getty

Columbus’ Mayor Andrew Ginther announced during a press conference that he is signing an executive order mandating that people must wear a face covering or mask while in public in the metro area.

Get Breaking News & Exclusive Contest in Your Inbox:  

Public areas include retail stores, restaurants (except when eating), Salons, Baber Shops, Tattoo Parlors, Daycare and Day camps, and when on Public Transportation.  Exceptions are children under the age of six, if you have a medical or behavior disability, and people trying to communicate with someone who is hearing impaired.

TRENDING STORY: Columbus City Schools Leaders Announce Plans For Upcoming School Year

Ginther explained his reasoning for the mandate during his press conference, “the fact is the number of cases of COVID-19 in our community continues to rise,”

As of today, Franklin County hit a new single-day high of COVID-19 cases.  Dr. Mysheika Roberts, Health Commissioner for City of Columbus, joined Mayor Ginther at the press conference to explain further the state of health for Franklin County as it pertains to COVID-19.

Watch the full press conference below:

The Latest:


City of Columbus Now Requiring Face Coverings in Public  was originally published on

Also On Joy 107.1: