The City of Tuscaloosa will soon require face masks within its municipal courthouse.

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Beginning Wednesday, September 1, anyone who enters the Tuscaloosa Municipal Courthouse must wear a face covering. Those who do not have a mask at the time of entry will be provided one for free.

The decision was announced Thursday, almost a week after citizens began a petition urging Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and the Tuscaloosa City Council to enact a city-wide mask mandate.

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