City of Scranton issues new COVID-related recommendations

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — There are new recommendations for the City of Scranton as COVID cases rise.

According to a release from Mayor Paige Cognetti, there are five recommendations:

  • Both vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear masks in public, indoor places.
  • Mask-wearing is encouraged in outdoor public spaces where social distancing is not possible.
  • Large event organizers will be required to acknowledge the COVID-19/public health risks associated with large gatherings as part of the city’s new events application process.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged both indoor and outdoor where you can’t socially distance.
  • Unvaccinated people should consider the elevated health risks to themselves and others when considering attending a large gathering.

The City of Scranton required mask-wearing indoors on city properties beginning August 18.

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