Local officials across California balk at Newsom face mask order, say they won’t enforce it

By Tyler Olson | Fox News

Local governments and police departments in California have said in recent days that they will not enforce a mandate from Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom that people in the state wear face masks in most public places, including outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible — despite emphasis from the governor about the importance of following the order.

The order comes as California faces a spike in coronavirus hospitalizations as it opens up its economy.

Local politicians and law enforcement officials throughout the state are saying that they won’t use the force of law to ensure people wear the masks, with varying degrees of outright resistance to the governor. Reinette Senum, the mayor of tiny Nevada City, for example, tore into Newsom in a Facebook post saying that “[o]ur Governor does NOT have the unilateral power to make such orders.” The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, on the other hand, said it recommends that people wear face masks and would work in “an educational capacity” to encourage mask-wearing, while not actually enforcing the mandate…

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William Hicks

Like the phoney charges brought against those on the side of President Trump, businesses in California will be fined and the perpetrators of these phoney requirements to mask know that the courts will probably never see any case against them.

William Hicks

I hear about economic penalties if a business doesn’t be the defacto enforcer of governor nuisance proclamations but I have yet to see a law or an enforcement agent that is responsible for enforcement.

Elizabeth L Hawkins

https://youtu.be/3hGJ2D7Rqc8 Here is proof that wearing masks reduces our oxygen levels dangerously.

William Hicks

I sure don’t see this being publicized on the general news sources.