Idaho Dispatch has now learned that there will be a fourth mask mandate voted on in Idaho this week.
The city of Pocatello will hold a city council meeting tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time to discuss and possibly vote on a mask mandate for the city.
The meeting will be held virtually using the link here. No public comment will be allowed during the meeting.
For those wishing to email the mayor and city council to oppose or support the mask mandate proposal, here is the link to their contact information.
Pocatello’s proposed ordinance does vary differently in the penalties proposed in comparison to other cites that are considering mask mandates. Penalties are laid out in Section 3.
The proposal by the Pocatello City Council would take effect immediately but potential citations for violations will not be issued for 30 days after the ordinance goes into effect.
Additionally, the monetary penalty for not complying is $50. Some cities such as Rexburg have proposed increasing fines for subsequent violations. Other mask mandates such as the one proposed by South Central Public Health District have an immediate misdemeanor charge which comes with potential jail time.
Idaho Dispatch has not yet heard what effort the Pocatello Police Department would put into enforcing this ordinance.
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