Tuscaloosa joins Alabama cities requiring face masks

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tuscaloosa has joined the short list of Alabama cities requiring face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. 

City council members unanimously approved a mask requirement during a meeting Tuesday. The rule is expected to last about a month, and violators could face a $25 fine.

The Mobile City Council is set to vote on a mask law on Wednesday, but Decatur leaders delayed voting on a similar rule. Birmingham, Montgomery and Jefferson County already have mask ordinances because of the pandemic.

Gov. Kay Ivey has declined to enact a statewide rule, saying it couldn't be enforced.