Gwinnett County residents no longer have to wear a face mask when they enter county government-owned facilities.

County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson put a new face mask mandate in place earlier this year as the Omicron variant was spreading and case numbers began to spike sharply. Since then, however, case numbers have been on a steady decline and newly revised guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week moved Gwinnett into the low community transmission category.

I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

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