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Masks again required in western NY county as virus spreads

Masks are again required indoors in Erie County because of a spike in COVID-19 positives and...
Masks are again required indoors in Erie County because of a spike in COVID-19 positives and hospitalizations in the region. -File photo(WRDW)
Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 3:27 PM EST
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Masks are again required indoors in Erie County because of a spike in COVID-19 positives and hospitalizations in the region.

Starting Tuesday, anyone over age 2 must wear masks at all indoor public locations: from bars and restaurants to grocery stores, gyms and fitness centers.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said if the mask mandate doesn’t work by mid-December, the county will require vaccine mandates for indoor dining.

Erie is home to Buffalo and is western New York’s most populous county.

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