Executive Order Requires Face Coverings
Mayor Percy Bland issued the Executive Order on Tuesday. According to the Executive Order, businesses also have the right to refuse to serve customers who are not wearing a mask.
Children over the age of 2 should also wear a face covering.
Face coverings may include, but not limited to fabric masks, homemade linen or cloth, handkerchiefs, scarfs or surgical masks.
Many residents expressed their concerns to the Executive Order on wearing a mask.
“I’ve been in the medical field for thirty years," says resident Rusty Harrison. "If you wear a mask into a business, you’re assuming that there is an active entity there, which being the coronavirus. So you're assuming that you’re going to walk in there and you’re going to come in contact with this virus. But as soon as you leave that business, that mask has to be taken off or destroyed because you have to assume the virus got on the mask because you can’t wear it again. So the mask is spreading more virus than it's actually doing good.”
The use of a face covering is now required by employees, customers and clients of business as well.