LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS)– The Greenbrier County Commission voted to lift the mask mandate for the county on Tuesday morning.
The vote was an unanimous decision made by the commissioners.
Greenbrier County Commissioner Lowell Rose said that he knows the mandate was highly unpopular with residents in Greenbrier County.
As of Tuesday, October 12, 2021, Greenbrier is orange on the DHHR’s County Alert System and has 146 active cases, with seven hospitalizations according to Rose.
The Greenbrier Health Department posted a statement on their Facebook page, regarding the decision of the mask mandate.
“We continue to encourage everyone to wear their masks in indoor settings and in large groups in addition to social distancing as we know this does have a direct impact on limiting the spread of this virus. We respectfully ask that everyone continue to do your part in keeping our families safe and our communities healthy as our healthcare community continues to feel the strain from this pandemic and this most recent surge,” the post said.