City officials say The City of Cape Girardeau lifted its mask mandate effective April 26 for employees and visitors to city offices, but maintaining face coverings are “highly recommended. The Cape Girardeau Municipal Court is currently enforcing a mask order until further notice. The court, under the auspices of Missouri’s 32nd Judicial District, moved to a Phase Three COVID response April 1 — which continues to require face coverings. Officials with the Cape Girardeau School District lifted the mask mandate Monday for elementary students only, if they remain in their cohorts. Masks are still required for all other students until the academic year ends. Back on March 8, 2021 , Cape Girardeau County’s Public Health Center Board of Trustees lifted a mask mandate, which had been in effect since July 13, “strongly recommending” their continued use.