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By Brian Ackley
City of Lake Wales 

Commissioners to Discuss Encouraging, Not Mandating Mask Wearing


Last updated 7/3/2020 at 9:58am

Lake Wales city commissioners will consider a resolution July 7 that would strongly encourage, but not mandate, residents to wear face masks while out in the public.

During an agenda workshop meeting July 1 the five commissioners seemed unanimous that the city create a resolution regarding the issue, but some did not rule out passing an actual ordinance mandating masks at some point in the future if the current COVID-19 outbreak doesn't start to subside.

City Attorney Chuck Galloway said an ordinance would potentially be subject to costly litigation, and suggested that a resolution was his...

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