Guilford County sent out public notice of a Monday, Nov. 15 meeting where the removal of the mandate will be considered and likely approved.
On Wednesday morning, Nov. 3, the county informed the public that the Board of Health was calling the virtual-only Nov. 15 meeting to be held at 6 p.m.
The officially stated purpose of the meeting is for the Board of Commissioners to “meet in its role as the Guilford County Board of Health to consider revisions to Board of Health rules related to face masks and face coverings, and to transact any other necessary business.”
In other counties where there’s a separate Board of Health, this type of mandate and recension of a mandate would be handled by that board made up of health professionals and others. However, in Guilford County, the Board of Commissioners doubles as the Board of Health.
At a Tuesday, Nov. 2 meeting, the county commissioners voted unanimously to schedule a meeting for Nov. 15. At the Nov. 2 meeting, there seemed to be a consensus that the mask mandate should end soon – and state law requires the board to give at least 10 days’ notice of plans to change a health ordinance.
Through October and early November, the commissioners have become more comfortable with the county’s COVID-19 case counts and transmission rates. At the commissioners’ Nov. 2 meeting, Dr. Christopher Ohl, an infectious disease expert with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, stated that Guilford County and other counties would no doubt continue to see some cases of COVID-19 as the disease transitions from being a pandemic to being endemic.
There has been a great deal of public interest in the topic of masking and the public will be able to watch the meeting through Zoom or at the county’s Facebook page.
Those interested can watch by using a computer, tablet or smartphone and visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85468500195. (If required, enter meeting ID number 854 6850 0195 at the prompt.)
The county’s Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/GuilfordCounty/ .
Those with any questions can contact Deputy Clerk Ariane Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Better to remove it too late than too soon. Hope this means canceling the school mask mandate as well.
No, better to remove it sooner than later. Masks are completely ineffective in preventing the transmission of COVID-19, as demonstrated by the Danish and Bangladeshi real world studies.
We’ve had enough COVID theater and smug virtue signalling by Leftist sheep.
I understand door to door salesman isn’t likely to understand the statistics involved in the Danish study. The authors of the study have been very public that your read of their study is incorrect. There are more than enough studies that make clear that masks have a positive effect. But you can stay ignorant as you choose.
Insulting people who disagree with you is not public discourse. It does nothing positive. So what are your facts and sources?
The actual study. Austin and I have a special relationship based on disrespect….especially around him continually posting about this study.
Here is best article on topic and has link to actual study.
So chris how can you be so sure the info you get from any study is totally honest And where is the race factor we normally get from you did your wife tell you to tone it down
The Left loves “fact check” sources because they lend intellectual sheep like him some credence. So he hides behind those flimsy farragoes. They are, of course, Left wing propaganda dressed up to look authoritative.
The study in Copenhagen found that 18 people per thousand who were masked contracted COVID, and 21 per thousand who were unmasked did. “Statistically insignificant” concluded the study. Fact.
Oh you patronizing little prick.
Your non sequiturs and solecisms continually demonstrate your intellect . You are a perfect example of the Dunning-Kruger phenomenon.
Look it up, Einstein. You’ll find a mirror.
You again give a great example of the misinformation playbook. The more you are pointed to information that shows your read is wrong on a subject, the more you double down on being wrong. With ugly name calling tossed in for good measure. LMAO
When are we getting together to sing songs and $#!+?
“Chris” is becoming increasingly bitter as he is continually bested by me in debate. And so, like a typical Leftist, his comments are no more than insults and smears.
He’s a nasty embittered little jerk.
I think it is the one that is more frustrated by being bested that jumps quickly to name calling versus actual debate. Like Trump a sore loser. LMAO
Guilford County is an anomaly ignoring the CDC, NIH and WHO by continuing an inexplicable mask mandate based on nothing but the opinion of some board members.
It’s frankly embarrassing. My friends in NY and Jersey are laughing when I tell them what we are dealing with here.
Yep the Board of Commissioners doubles as Board of Health.So decisions are split between the two? making them half wit decisions.
This is good to hear! It is time to end the mask mandate. If people feel more comfortable wearing them, then wear them as long as you want!
About damn time!!!
What qualifications do the members of the County Commissioners have to be the Board of Health in Guilford County? This is absurd! The Board of Health should be comprised of Health Professionals, not a bunch of politicians. How did we get to this point? If you want good health decisions, have professionals that understand health issues to serve in this capacity. Skip and his cronies do not qualify. That is why most of us have ignored their mask mandates.
They are “qualified” because we (foolishly) voted them in. Everyone needs to remember that elections have consequences. Let’s not screw up again by voting idiots into power. Not voting is no longer an option either.
Everytime I see Mr. Alston speak on this issue it just irritats me to no end the way he wears his. WHY WEAR IT IF YOU WEAR IT INCORRECTLY?
Silly skip – Masks are for the oppressed – We The People are not your subjects and free to make our own decisions.
Common sense should prevail, not mandates & decrees. If you want to wear a mask, go ahead. If you want to maintain distance, go ahead. If you own a business and want people to wear a mask in your store, that’s fine with me – but I decide if I want go inside.