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By Brian Ackley
City of Lake Wales 

City Commissioners Set to Officially Repeal Mask Mandate

Gov. Ron DeSantis Already Made it Unenforceable


Last updated 6/14/2021 at 2:12pm

Kobby Mendez

City officials are letting its ongoing "state of emergency" declaration regarding the COVID-19 pandemic expire.

In addition, Lake Wales commissioners are expected Tuesday to finish the process of repealing the city's mandatory mask resolution which was adopted last August.

The state of emergency declaration, which first went into effect March 13, 2020, allows the city access to additional resources both during the designated period, and for potentially recouping costs associated with the outbreak.

According to City Manager James Slaton, that designation was allowed to lapse on June 7, after...

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