No County fines for not wearing masks
January 20, 2021
At a special meeting last Thursday, the Skagit County Board of Health decided against an ordinance imposing civil penalties for not wearing masks, a violation of county health orders for stopping the spread of COVID-19. A Jan. 20 public hearing for comments was canceled. The board agreed on the measures unanimously.
The decisions reverse the Boardâ€™s Dec. 22 decision to impose fines.
Public Health Director Jennifer Johnson expressed concern that the proposed $50 fine would fuel public anger and reduce compliance with mask wearing, social distancing and limits of people in business spaces...
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