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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

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...



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