Common Council votes to repeal
mask ordinance for downtown Oneonta
STAFF REPORT • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
The Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday, May 18, to no longer require masks in downtown Oneonta.
Masks would still be required at public events, such as the Memorial Day celebrations, because of the amount of people who cannot safely social distance.
Businesses and places of worship will still have the right to require masks.
The new mask guidelines will take affect in two weeks, after it is signed by Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig.
Since when does a business need the towns approval to require customers to wear or not wear a mask? This is exactly why this pandemic was and still is out of control. Idiots making the laws and rules.