Bismarck has become the latest North Dakota city to adopt a mask mandate, to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The vote was 3 to 2.
The mandate does not have any penalties.
Commissioner Nancy Guy said she proposed the mandate, because she fears if Bismarck and Burleigh County don’t reduce the positivity rate, businesses and schools could again face shutdowns.
"We're not getting the job done," Guy said. "We don't have enough people doing it (wearing masks), in order for it to be making a difference."