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Westerville: Businesses can deny entry to customers not wearing face coverings

The order will go into effect on July 8 at 8 a.m.

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — The City of Westerville says businesses can deny entry to customers who are not wearing face coverings.

An executive order was issued by the city manager on Monday.

The order will go into effect on July 8 at 8 a.m. within city limits and will be in place for 90 days unless another order is issued.

Some of the exemptions include children under the age of 8, people with medical mental conditions who cannot use a mask without assistance and people who are in restaurants or bars who are eating and drinking.

Other central Ohio cities have issued orders requiring masks in public:

  • Bexley
  • Columbus
  • Dublin
  • Grandview Heights
  • Whitehall

The order for Westerville can be read in its entirety here.

Editor's note: This story has been updated after an earlier version of the story incorrectly stated masks were required in public.

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