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January public hearing on fines for not wearing masks

A public hearing on adoption of a proposed new county ordinance for “enforcement of Health Officer Orders in Skagit County” and providing for civil penalties for violation was approved by the Skagit County Board of Health at its meeting Dec. 22. Skagit County Public Health Director Jennifer Johnson spoke in support. The Board passed a resolution calling for a 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20, public hearing.

The resolution lists 11 “WHEREAS” items, reviewing the facts of the pandemic and international, national and County responses, including statements made by County Health Officer Dr. Howard Leibrand. It...


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