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Mayor sees no need for a mask mandate in Augusta

Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 12:10 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Dr. Stephen Goggans with the Georgia Department of Public Health gave the Augusta Commission an update on COVID cases in Richmond County.

According to him, cases are trending up with no sign of slowing down. But at this time Mayor Hardie Davis says there no need for a mask mandate.

“Given what Dr. Goggans shared with us on today, the concerns about the recent COVID cases, has not risen to the level of where it’s necessary to put a mask mandate in place. I think he generally said follow the CDC guidelines and they recommended people wear a mask, those that are fully vaccinated and without question, those who are not vaccinated,” Mayor Hardie Davis Jr. said Tuesday.

At the commission meeting, Augusta commissioners also discussed the results of the internal audit into the mayor’s credit card spending. And more on the current COVID situation and cigar lounges.

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