It is widely believed that the Guilford County Board of Commissioners meeting as the Guilford County Board of Health will rescind the mask mandate for Guilford County at the Monday, Nov. 15 meeting.
However, there is a widespread rumor that once the county rescinds the mask mandate the City of Greensboro will implement its own mask mandate.
When asked if there were any truth to this rumor, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan answered with an emphatic, “No.”
Vaughan said that there was no intention to impose a mask mandate on the City of Greensboro.
She did say that rescinding the mask mandate would not affect the current requirement for city employees regarding masks.
Vaughan noted that as mayor she would not be able to impose a mask mandate because, when the county invoked the mask mandate, she withdrew the state of emergency for the City of Greensboro.
In order for the mayor to impose a mask mandate, a state of emergency would have to be declared, and with COVID-19 numbers trending consistently down it would be a difficult argument to make that a state of emergency was necessary.
Vaughan said that the city would continue to monitor the numbers, particularly after the holidays.
She said, “We will continue to monitor these numbers and encourage people to wear masks if they are more comfortable wearing a mask and encourage people to get vaccinated.”
Vaughan also said that she had not gotten a legal opinion on it, but that she didn’t see any reason businesses couldn’t require masks in their establishments if that was their choice.
When asked about the city imposing a mask mandate, Councilmember Marikay Abuzuaiter said, “I haven’t heard that.”
The City Council met for long closed sessions on Tuesday, Nov. 9 and Thursday, Nov. 11, so if there was any plan in the works for the City Council to impose a mask mandate it would be unlikely that it had not been mentioned
Unless you work for the City of Greensboro!
11/12/2021 Memo from Interim City Manager Chris Wilson….
“Guilford County Board of Commissioners/Board of Health are poised to vote to repeal the current mask mandate at its meeting on Monday, November 15. If that happens and the mask mandate is lifted, we will honor their decision for customers/patrons in our facilities, but we will still ask employees to mask up.”
They will at least have control of their employees. Believe me if Nancy thought she could get away with it, she would institute a city mandate. She knows that the heat is on during the election.
Ask her about the officers leaving for Randolph County Sheriff Department. More money, take home car, no vaccine or testing mandate. Our council put the take home car issue off until another meeting, asking for yet more studies. Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. And the “raises” still do not compete with neighboring agencies.
The mask mandate, real or not, is completely superfluous. Mask haven’t done a FN thing in a year and a half. Do you think, for some unknown reason, they are going to spontaneously start working now?
The answer is NO!
You cannot have “Herd Immunity, without Herd Exposure.
Get over the BS people!
“You cannot have Herd immunity without Herd Exposure” – Brilliant & succinct! Well said.
The entire City Council is walking on eggshells, shaking hands & kissing rumps until the election in the spring. It’s almost comical to watch.
I bet Aunt Nancy wishes she had the power of Uncle Skip.
So is the mask mandate gone? No just city of Greensboro, but Guilford county and NC.
Does she need us to help with crime as well.
This mandate needs to Go!!
I go all over the Piedmont Triad and as far as I can tell there are no mask mandates anywhere but Guilford County. Amazingly, people seem to be doing quite well in Alamance, Rockingham, Forsyth, and Randolph counties. Science must work differently in Guilford.
The times I go into Guilford, most people are not masking up anyway.