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Charlotte issues mask mandate for city government buildings

CHARLOTTE — The city of Charlotte will implement a mask mandate for all city government buildings -- regardless of vaccination status -- but not all city-owned buildings.

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Masks will be required to go into the Government Center, fire and police departments. They are not required in city-owned buildings, such as the Spectrum Center and Bojangles Coliseum.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center remains closed to the public except for public meetings held by the Charlotte City Council, Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education.

The mandate will go in effect Friday.

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Mecklenburg County officials announced earlier this month that they are putting COVID-19 safety protocols back in place.

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Starting Sept. 1, some county workers must show proof of vaccination. For those who are not vaccinated, they will have to participate in weekly COVID testing beginning Sept. 7.

(WATCH BELOW: CDC recommends masks be worn in schools regardless of vaccination status)