Split Commission Imposes Citywide Mask Mandate to be Enforced by Police
Last updated 8/20/2020 at 9:09am
People on both sides of the face mask debate voiced strong opinions to the Lake Wales City Commission Aug. 18, and in the end commissioners in a 3-2 vote imposed a citywide mask mandate.
With some exceptions, people in Lake Wales will be expected to wear masks anytime they venture out of their homes unless they can maintain the recommended six-foot social distance. The ordinance applies only to indoor locations. Police will be empowered to give warnings on first offense and then citations with fines of $50 for a second offense and $100 for a third offense.
Erika Runkle made an impassioned p...