Residents speak out on mask rules at town hall


August 25, 2021

Benny Westcott

Citizens gather Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Sankey Park to discuss the mask mandate at a town hall held by the Sweet Home City Council.

Crowds of citizens attended a town hall meeting Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Sankey Park to voice concerns to the Sweet Home City Council about Gov. Kate Brown's recently issued mask mandates.

The governor had announced Aug. 11 that protective face coverings were again required in indoor public spaces beginning that Friday, due to a statewide surge in COVID-19-related cases and hospitalizations. She said the mandate would be in effect for the foreseeable future and did not provide a timeline for when it might be rolled back.

Councilors Diane Gerson, Dylan Richards, Angelita Sanchez, Susan Coleman,...

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