Augusta mask policy remains in limbo


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – More back and forth debate when it comes to wearing masks in Augusta’s government buildings.

A motion to deny an ordinance requiring face coverings in all city buildings was defeated today. The commission already approved the ordinance once, but it has not had a second reading, so it’s not enforceable.

The mayor says commissioners are sending mixed signals when it comes to the coronavirus.

All across this nation right now without question we’re seeing a clear uptick in terms of positive cases. I do not want to send a mixed signal that when you come into this building you don’t have to have a face covering on and I think this conversation today will certainly do that,” said Mayor Hardie Davis.

The mayor signed an executive order last month mandating the masks, but that order expired on Friday.

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