Racine Common Council repeals mask ordinance in 10-1 vote

Updated: 8:47 p.m. on May 18, 2021

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Masks are no longer required in the city of Racine.

Racine's Common Council voted 10-1 Tuesday night, May 18, to repeal the city's mask ordinance.

Mayor Cory Mason suspended the city's mask ordinance Friday after the CDC announced fully vaccinated people don't have to wear them.

He said the pandemic is not over, but the city will follow the best public health and safety guidelines.


Posted: 5:25 a.m. on May 18, 2021

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) – The Racine Common Council will vote to fully repeal the city's mask ordinance at its meeting on Tuesday, May 18.

Mayor Cory Mason issued an emergency declaration Friday, May 14, suspending enforcement of the mask ordinance.

If the ordinance is repealed, people would not have to wear face coverings indoors.

Mason said the new CDC guidance means that Racine's mask ordinance is now "outdated and nearly impossible to enforce."

The Common Council meeting will get underway at 7 p.m.

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