Spartanburg to require masks in city buildings

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SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – The city of Spartanburg will require masks for all visitors and employees in city buildings.

The mask requirement will go into effect Tuesday.

“We are returning to the protocols in our facilities related to face coverings that we had when the case numbers were similarly high,” said Spartanburg City Manager, Chris Story during Monday night’s Spartanburg City Council meeting.

The rate of COVID-19 cases in Spartanburg County has increased dramatically since June with case counts nearing levels from January.

“December-January period was the only period we had higher seven-day moving average cases than we do now,” Story said.

Four Spartanburg employees are currently out with a positive COVID-19 test or are awaiting test results, City Manager Chris Story announced during the council meeting Monday night.

There’s no time frame yet on how long this mandate will be in place. A spokesperson with the city told 7 News, the city manager will revisit it as COVID infections and hospitalization rates fall.

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