Lexington mayor lifts mask mandate in city buildings
Mayor Linda Gorton made the announcement Tuesday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Employees and members of the public will no longer have to wear a mask in government office buildings in Lexington.
Mayor Linda Gorton made the announcement Tuesday. She says this comes as cases continue to drop in the city and nearly 74% of Lexington adults are fully vaccinated.
While masks are no longer required, Mayor Gorton said people can continue to wear masks if they feel more comfortable doing so. She says employees are encouraged to put their personal and family safety first.
“People still have to pay attention to their health and some people are more vulnerable,” says Gorton. “There’s nothing that says if you’re more comfortable in it, you can’t wear it, but we are definitely at a point where we feel comfortable pulling off the mandate.”
This decision comes after Governor Andy Beshear on Monday announced masking will be optional in state office buildings.