Athens is no longer enforcing mask-wearing as COVID-19 cases in the county dip below 100 cases of per 100,000 residents. On May 4, the mayor and commission approved the 16th declaration of local emergency for COVID-19. As part of this declaration, mask-wearing in Athens would be required throughout the city. The ordinance, however, has an added stipulation. If cases dropped below 100 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 population and stayed below that threshold for at least 14 days, masking would not be enforced.
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