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Overview:

The resolution does not apply to some areas like courtrooms. Also, no one can be denied access to a polling place just because they are not wearing a mask.

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to end mandatory mask-wearing in county buildings in unincorporated Clayton. The county had mandated face masks on county property early in the COVID-19 pandemic.

People who want or need to wear face masks are still welcome to do so under the new resolution. That includes people 65 or older who have certain health conditions that put them at greater risk or people whose immune systems are weak.

However, anyone who shows COVID-19 symptoms, as tested positive for COVID-19, or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 “shall be required to wear face masks or face coverings.”

In addition, existing temperature readers and free mask dispensers will remain in place at recreation centers and BOC headquarters.

The resolution does not apply to some areas like courtrooms. Also, no one can be denied access to a polling place just because they are not wearing a mask.

You can read the full resolution here:

Private businesses, establishments, corporations, non-profit corporation, or organizations that require people to wear masks on their property have to post a “public notice” as to whether it consents to enforcement of the requirement on their property.

People who refuse to comply when a mask is required will get a warning. Subsequent refusals could result in a $50 fine.

Robin Kemp

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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