Des Moines City Council to Look at Face Mask Requirement in City Buildings

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Des Moines City Council Monday is looking at a resolution requiring face masks by staff and the public in all city buildings.

The resolution would also encourage businesses in the city to adopt the same policy.

It cites a rise of COVID-19 cases in Polk County, Iowa and across the country as a reason for imposing the requirement.

The resolution further notes the CDC recommends all people 2 years of age and older wear a cloth face covering in public settings.

Governor Kim Reynolds said last week that she's open to cities and counties requiring face coverings in public, as the state sees an increase in cases.

Right now, cities do not have the authority to do so.

The Des Moines City Council meets at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

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