BEXLEY, Ohio — The City of Bexley has issued a mask mandate that will go into effect on Friday.
The mandate was announced on the city's website Wednesday afternoon.
Under the mandate, people will be required to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said on Wednesday he will reissue a similar mandate in the coming days.
The mandate is in response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Franklin County.
Bexley says Franklin County is currently averaging 493 new COVID-19 cases per day, which is an increase of 58% from the average in late August.