COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Columbus City Council has voted to repeal the mask mandate that has been in effect since July of 2020.
The move on Monday was to coincide with CDC guidelines, and gives those fully vaccinated from coronavirus the option of masking up, indoors or outside.
The repeal still needs a signature from Mayor Andrew Ginther, which he indicates he will do. Officials still caution that the pandemic is not over, and is still dependent on residents getting vaccinated from COVID-19.
One area where masks will still be required in Columbus--hospitals. All four of the city's major hospital systems say visitors will still be required to wear a mask in their buildings.
Ohio's COVID-19 health orders expired last week, which included a statewide mask mandate, and other social distancing guidelines in public.