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Lewiston to Consider Mask-Wearing Mandate

By • July 7, 2020

A number of Idaho cities have already issued or passed orders to wear masks at all times unless social distancing can be maintained.

Boise, McCall, Driggs, Hailey, and Moscow were the first five cities to require a mask.

According to these five cities, they are requiring masks to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. However, not everyone agrees that the mandates are constitutional or effective.

Now, the city of Lewiston will soon vote on a mask-wearing mandate.

On July 13th the city will have a council meeting where they will discuss and vote on a mask mandate.

City Manager Alan Nygaard could also make them mandatory before that day. Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Schroeder said she supported mandatory masks.

I’m very much in support of masks. I think they do what they’re supposed to do, to protect. I’m also in support of not waiting a week if you feel that it’s necessary, with the cooperation of the other entities, to go ahead and make that decision. You are in command of that.

If the order is issued prior to the meeting on Monday, the council could overturn the order.

For those wishing to reach out to the city council and mayor to support or oppose the mask mandate, you can use the information below to do so.

mcollins@cityoflewiston.org
kschroeder@cityoflewiston.org
bblakey@cityoflewiston.org
jbradbury@cityoflewiston.org
kkelly@cityoflewiston.org
cmiller@cityoflewiston.org
jpernsteiner@cityoflewiston.org

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