Face Covering Mandate Effective Immediately in the City of Clinton(By, Luke Edwards, The Clinton (Mo.) Daily Democrat, November 23) *A more detailed account of the council session will appear in the Wednesday daily edition of The Clinton Daily Democrat.The Clinton City Council met for the second reading of Bill No. 2020-31 (regarding the face covering mandate) at the Clinton Benson Center (1 p.m.); all members of the council were present, councilmen Gene Henry and Daniel Wilson were available via Zoom.Several people spoke in advance of the actual vote: all were opposed to the issuance of a face covering mandate – some of the arguments against enacting such an ordinance were compelling. In the end, however, the council voted to enact the mandate of face coverings for the City of Clinton. (Note: this only applies to within city limits, and not the entire county).Voting for ordinance was as follows: Moberly, yes; Scott, yes; Jackson, yes; Pereles, yes; Raysik, yes; Smith, yes; Councilman Henry voted yes, but said there were difficulties with the face-covering mandate; councilman Wilson was the sole “no” vote.The effective start date for the ordinance is “immediate.” The ordinance, which is tied to the earlier Civil Emergency issued by the city, can end by a decree from Mayor Greg Lowe, or when five council persons vote to end it.
This story courtesy of The Clinton Daily Democrat