During an emergency meeting on Thursday afternoon, Ralston officials passed a face mask mandate for the city that borders Omaha, where a mask ordinance has been in place since August.
The mandate is set to go into effect on Wednesday, but the City Council will get a chance to look it over first at their meeting Tuesday.
Utilizing an online forum, the Ralston Board of Health on Thursday heard from members of the public, officials, businesses, and medical experts before passing the mandate aimed at helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The panel talked more about the legality of the action they were considering as well as the citations or other punishments that mandate violations there might entail. It’s been tricky for leaders in Ralston to figure out how to get a mask mandate in place legally.