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Upper Arlington passes legislation for rules on wearing masks in public

The ordinance also details fines for violators.
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UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio — Upper Arlington City Council passed legislation Monday night about rules for wearing masks in public because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The ordinance says people need to wear face coverings in any indoor commercial space open to the public such as a restaurant or business.

This rule does not apply to people who are under the age of 5, eating or drinking, exercising, has a medical condition, communicating with a hearing-impaired person, or has religious beliefs preventing them from wearing a mask.

The city said if people are eating or drinking outside or in an area not open to the public people do not have to wear a face covering.

Anyone who violates the requirement is subject to being cited with a minor misdemeanor which his punishable by a fine of up to $150.

People will be warned for the first time, and be subject to any penalties on future violations.

The full ordinance can be read here.

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