COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Columbia Mayor Brian Treece said Monday that the early signs show the mask ordinance he heralded through the city council might be turning the tide against COVID-19.
Treece made the comments during a live interview before Monday's Columbia City Council meeting on ABC 17 News at 5.
The measure requiring face coverings anywhere social distancing isn't possible took effect 10 days ago. The county's rolling five-day average of new daily cases exceeded 40 just after the ordinance took effect but has since dropped to 21.
Treece also talked about the report on long-term COVID-19 recovery that will be presented to the city council Monday.