Florence City Council Passes Mask Mandate for Businesses Inside City Limits

The Florence City Council voted 5 to 2 last night to enact a mask mandate for businesses within city limits. The ordinance will remain in place for 60 days and does not apply to schools or daycares. William Schofield and Bryan Braddock voted against the mandate. Members voted on the ordinance because the county’s vaccination rates have not reached 70% and currently sits at a 52.2%.