Written by DML
Below is a very important report which I ask you to please share on your social media accounts.
Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods has instructed employees of his office, in Florida, not to wear masks when they are on duty, barring some exceptions. “This is no longer a debate nor is it up for discussion,” he said in an email to employees.
Woods noted the mayor of Ocala, which is the largest city in Florida’s Marion County, vetoed a mask mandate that was recently passed by the city council. He said the veto is expected to be overruled but that the ordinance exempts government entities, leaving the decision of whether or not to mandate masks to the figure heads.
“So, as for us, my order will stand as is when you are on-duty/working as my employee and representing my Office – masks will not be worn,” Woods wrote in his email, which was sent to CBS News on Wednesday by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office public information director.
DML: Amen! End the mask nonsense, it does nothing! There is NO proof the mask stops the spread or protects the individual wearing it. If it did then why do people who wear masks get COVID?
The sheriff did make some exceptions, however:
From CBS News, the article continues: Employees, however, can wear “only pre-approved masks” in some cases: if HR instructs them to, and if they are at hospitals, the courthouse, the jail, or public or private schools that have mask mandates for students. Deputies should also carry masks while on patrol in case they have to respond to a nursing home or assisted living facility, a known COVID-19 address alert from dispatch, or a call that involves a high-risk elderly individual, Woods said.
Florida sheriff bans deputies and visitors from wearing face masks: "This is no longer a debate nor is it up for discussion" https://t.co/RQDcyc1OZQ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 12, 2020