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Montgomery may consider face mask requirement

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery might become the latest Alabama city to require the wearing of face masks in public as the city deals with rising COVID-19 cases. 

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said Friday that the proposal may be brought to the city council as soon as Tuesday.

Birmingham currently has an ordinance requiring face masks in public. The Birmingham City Council on Friday voted to extend the face mask ordinance through June 12.  

Montgomery has become an emerging hotspot for coronavirus. State Health Officer Scott Harris said this week there is evidence of community spread instead of cases being linked to a singular location, like a nursing home, or an event.

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