Georgia Governor Overrides All Local Mask Orders

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Georgia governor overrides all local mask orders in the state

by Rebecca Klar/The Hill

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) is prohibiting local municipalities across the state from mandating that masks be worn in public to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

Kemp’s executive order issued Wednesday prevents local governments from enforcing mandatory face-covering orders that are more restrictive than the current statewide order. The move effectively voided orders issued by at least 15 local governments across the state, according to The Associated Press.

Rather than imposing a mandatory requirement, Kemp’s order states that residents and visitors in the state are “strongly encouraged to wear face coverings as practicable” when in public except when eating, drinking or exercising outdoors.

Candice Broce, a spokesperson for Kemp, doubled down on the governor’s stance that local orders are “unenforceable.”

“Previous executive orders — and now this order — state no local action can be more or less restrictive than ours. We have explained that local mask mandates are unenforceable. The Governor continues to strongly encourage Georgians to wear masks in public,” Broce tweeted.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. darrell, Masks will stop some of the coronavirus laden droplets from entering the air and infecting others….nothing at all to do with control of the population. Why do you think masks are worn during surgeries? Do you think those who wear them think they are being controlled by a global Communist hell on earth? What does Communism have to do with this? Trump and his group are are worst enemies and many in the U.S. still embrace them and believe every word out of their mouths. Trump hates Americans…..think about it. Why else would he have ignored advice that could have kept us out of this pandemic hell?

  2. The Atlanta Mayor has a mandatory mask policy and he is suing her. he is an idiot and he is purposefully (by appearances) looking to cull the population and thwart mitigation efforts.

    Health emergencies override your basic freedoms for good reason. For instance, if you are dying in a hospital and refusing care because you yourself cannot understand your situation, it takes two doctors to override and proceed with the care. If you are in war, and choose to do something stupid, you will be handled by those around you. If your spouse is about to commit suicide and you walk in, all bets are off. it’s like that.

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