COVID-19 Face Mask Requirement Expiring in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s largest city will let its COVID-19 face mask requirement expire in what officials say is a step toward returning to pre-pandemic normalcy. The city of Birmingham says the rule will end after Monday. The change comes at a time when fewer patients are hospitalized statewide with the illness caused by the new coronavirus than since early April 2020. The rule began more than a year ago and was most recently extended in early April. Mayor Randall Woodfin says the end of the mask requirement is a sign that vaccinations were making a difference.
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