COVINGTON, Ga. — Wearing masks is now required on city properties in Covington, effective Tuesday.

The City Council approved a mask ordinance during a session of its retreat Thursday. A similar ordinance was voted down Aug. 17, shortly after Gov. Brian Kemp eased restrictions on local governments and allowed them to enforce such ordinances.

Businesses within city limits can post a notice for mask requirements at each entrance accessible to the public. Masks are not required while eating or drinking, or if socially distanced at least 6 feet apart.

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