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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
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Commission Votes to Encourage Masks, Stops Short of Mandate


Last updated 7/13/2020 at 11:27am

The Lake Wales City Commission voted Tuesday to encourage people to wear masks or similar face coverings to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Commissioners stopped short of issuing a mandate, but indicated that's something they may consider in the future if voluntary compliance doesn't seem to be working.

The resolution adopted during the July 7 commission meeting cites support for Center for Disease Control recommends wearing face coverings, particularly "in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain."

The Commission resolution encouraged face co...

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