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.Ā Brian KempĀ (R) isĀ prohibiting localĀ municipalitiesĀ across the stateĀ from mandating thatĀ masks be worn in public to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

Kempā€™sĀ executive orderĀ issued Wednesday prevents local governments from enforcing mandatory face-covering orders that are more restrictive than the current statewide order.Ā TheĀ move effectively voided orders issued by at least 15 local governments across the state, according toĀ The Associated Press.



Rather than imposing a mandatory requirement, Kempā€™s order states that residents and visitors in the state are ā€œstrongly encouraged to wear face coverings as practicableā€ when in public except when eating, drinking or exercising outdoors.

Candice Broce, a spokesperson for Kemp, doubled down on the governorā€™s stance that local orders are ā€œunenforceable.ā€

ā€œPrevious executive ordersĀ ā€”Ā and now this orderĀ ā€”Ā 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,ā€ Broce tweeted.

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  1. 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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