The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special virtual meeting for Thursday, August 26, at 5:30 p.m. to work out the details of a new county mask mandate – after discovering that the board’s previous attempt had significant problems.
Officially stated, the purpose of the special meeting is “to consider amendments to Board of Health rules regarding COVID-19 as they relate to indoor masking, and to transact any other necessary business.”
Just as the board did in a special meeting earlier this month, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners will be meeting on August 26 in their capacity as the Guilford County Board of Public Health. In many counties, these types of decisions would be made by a board of health – however, about seven years ago, the Guilford County commissioners voted to get rid of the board of health – which legally made the Board of Commissioners the board of health for Guilford County.
Just over a week ago, the Board of Commissioners got together and voted a mask mandate in place that was meant to make everyone wear masks while indoors in public establishments. However, according to Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip Alston, there were several points of legal concern that convinced the county not to enforce that mandate and create a new one instead. One issue was that the previous rule didn’t allow enough of a waiting period before putting criminal penalties in place.
The county’s meeting announcement for the Aug. 26 meeting states: “The proposed rule, which would require masks in businesses, establishments, and public places, subject to certain exceptions, would become effective upon adoption and would supersede the current rule on this topic.”
Anyone interested can get copies of the proposed rule by picking up a copy at the Guilford County Health Department facilities or by going online to www.guilfordcountync.gov.
Though county residents would ordinarily no doubt pack the meeting room for this meeting, due to COVID-19, the special meeting will be open for citizen participation through the virtual platform Zoom. Anyone can join by going to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82982628611, completing the webinar registration and selecting the “Join Webinar” before the start of the meeting.
The Guilford County Clerk to the Board’s office can also instruct people how to join by telephone.
Copies of the special meeting’s agenda will be available for review before the meeting starts at https://guilford.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
Those with questions can contact Deputy Clerk Ariane Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is just another effort by the commissioners to overstep their authority and try to control people. Also, it is certainly a wonderful way to ruin all the businesses in Guilford County!
Wonder who will be the “mask Marshal” to issue tickets? Sheriff Dan? or his deputies perhaps? A thankless job.
They can cover their rear with their mask.
Apply the “Skip Rule”: Skip-the-hyp.
I’d like to refer them to this information which has been known since last Fall – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhHZ_uxa_GU Masks aren’t effective and shots don’t help.
I will not comply. Anyone preparing legal challenges please post. I will be reduced the thousands my family donated each year to community not-for-profits to legal challenges.
Our hospitals are not overwhelmed. The risk of dying from Covid for most is lower than an auto accident. The projected IQ of those born after Jan 2021 has dropped to a level considered permanently disabled (Brown University published on MedRX).
The Taliban doesn’t see an issue with this any more than Germans in 1930 saw an issue with yellow stars…… is this really the company Guilford County wants to be in?
No more. Two weeks has gone on long enough. If people comply with this when the risk of Covid is low, any excuse will be made to force compliance on anything. What’s next? Women can’t have babies because of “climate change?” Parents must send their kids to be raised by Skip Alston? No more.
Redirecting the funds…., autocorrect. Haha
Next is the microchip to guarentee no one is carrying a phony vaccine card. WAKE UP PEOPLE!
It has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with Skip Austin’s authority and control. I will not comply and good luck enforcing it.