Ralston ends mask mandate

RALSTON, Neb. -- The home of the state’s largest July 4th parade is declaring its mask independence.

The Ralston City Council has voted to end its COVID-19 mask mandate, effective immediately.

City officials are however asking people who are not fully vaccinated to wear masks in town and follow the CDC guidelines.

As reported previously on News Channel Nebraska, the town of seven thousand just south of Omaha will be holding this year’s parade after being forced to the sidelines last year.

The parade traditionally draws approximately 42,000 people.