Hoboken Drops Mask Requirement For Businesses

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Beginning on Wednesday, the city of Hoboken is no longer requiring people to wear a mask when inside a business.

Mayor Ravi Bhalla said the city is taking this step because the Covid positivity rate has fallen below 5 percent.

“This data point, combined with Hoboken’s high vaccination rate, robust testing options, and low hospitalizations, make it possible for us to lift our indoor mask requirement,” Bhalla said.

Businesses will still have the option to impose their own requirement. Masks will still be required in schools and at municipal buildings.

“I ask residents to respect those businesses, who may choose to take an extra layer of precaution to protect their staff and customers,” Bhalla said.

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