WAYNE – A few hours before the sunset date of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, February 2 for the City of Wayne requirement of a face covering, Councilmembers voted to renew the current ordinance.
From the Community Room of the Wayne Community Activity Center, the regularly scheduled Wayne City Council meeting took place.
Health experts in Wayne gave updates on COVID-19 as well as the vaccine starting around 7:20 p.m. before the face covering requirement went to a vote just before 9 p.m. Council voted 5-3 in favor of extending the current ordinance to sunset at 11:59 p.m. on April 6, unless terminated sooner by council.
Julie Rother, Health Director with the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department; Dr. Melissa Dobbins, Family Medicine Specialist and Jim Frank, CEO at Providence Medical Center spoke during the meeting.
A few members of the public, being business owners voiced their concerns in-person while a couple more individuals were able to talk online through the virtual portion of the meeting as there was limited seating in the Community Room.
Join West Blecke, City Administrator and Cale Giese, Mayor on the ‘View from Wayne America” on Wednesday just after 9 a.m. on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com. The interview will also air just after 6 p.m. on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com as well as the podcasts tab of waynedailynews.com under the ‘Community’ drop-down later today.