ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Masks are again required indoors in Erie County because of a spike in COVID-19 positives and hospitalizations in the region.
Starting Tuesday, anyone over age two and older must wear masks at all indoor public locations: from bars and restaurants, to grocery stores, to gyms and fitness centers.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said if the mask mandate doesn’t work by mid-December, the county will require vaccine mandates for indoor dining.
Erie is home to Buffalo and is western New York's most populous county.
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