The vote to end the mask mandate in Guilford County by the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, sitting as the Guilford County Board of Health, is expected on Monday, Nov. 15.
On Friday, Nov. 12, Interim Greensboro City Manager Chris Wilson sent an email to city employees about how the city would move forward if the Guilford County mask mandate is lifted. This is strong evidence that the county commissioners will vote to end the mask mandate. Greensboro and Guilford County don’t always play well together, but lately the two governments headquartered across the Governmental Plaza from each other have been getting along remarkably well.
Wilson in his email states that if Guilford County does lift its mask mandate, “We will honor their decision for customers/patrons in our facilities, but we will still ask employees to mask up so we can continue to promote personal protection through the holidays when we could possibly see these numbers shift again.”
Currently people are required to wear masks in all city facilities. So if the mask mandate is lifted, only city employees will be required to wear masks in city facilities. If you need assistance, it may make it easier to spot a city employee – just look for someone wearing a mask. Of course, people who chose to wear masks whether they are city employees or not will be free to do so.
Wilson also notes in the email that while the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard for employers with more than 100 employees does not apply to municipalities, that the current policies for city employees requiring either COVID-19 vaccination or regular testing would be in compliance with the OSHA standards.
The OSHA standards actually don’t apply to any businesses right now because the order has been stayed by a US Court of Appeals.
Wilson states, “I know many of you aren’t crazy about wearing a mask or getting regular testing. To be honest, none of us are. Let’s focus on the issue though as we are trying to manage an ongoing pandemic. The holidays are ripe for activities that increase your chance of sickness. We are currently suffering staffing challenges throughout our departments, making it difficult for us to deliver our essential public services to the community.”
The city & council will more likely to work together as they are both Democrat.
I’m interest in the OSHA mandate at 100 employees. Is 100 where the danger begins; or ends @99? ‘Splain that to me so I can comperstand it.
Don’t worry, they’ll come after the “less-than-100-employees” companies soon enough! Once they figure out a foolproof way to force the large companies into complete submission, they’ll remember to stomp on the little guys too.
Their plans of world domination, while still in the infant stage, have gained so much momentum, that if they stop now, it will take too long to get things moving again. Thankfully, we have some federal judges who aren’t afraid of the machine, and who are willing to speak out, and rule against, government over-reach.
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Just have to have one more turn on the screw to show the employees of Greensboro who is in charge. Remember voting is just around the corner and they can’t move it again . If any of these people get re-elected it is on you.
Curious about the headline. Exactly what “preparations” are necessary to no longer be under a mandate? We’ve “anticipated” the lifting of the mandate for quite a while though.
I wonder, hummm, why there is a staffing shortage!!!!!! Hummm!
It should be obvious after reading the City and County policies that infringe on the freedoms of people. It also stands to reason (which there is a shortage of, due to the oxygen depriving masks!) if you pay people more to not work than to work why would they want any job!!!