By Fox 5 Atlanta, Fox News |
July 22, 2020 |
DeKalb County commissioners passed an amended ordinance Tuesday morning requiring face coverings to fight the spread of COVID-19.
The amended ordinance requires residents over age eight “to utilize a face covering or mask which covers the nose and mouth when in any public place.”
A written warning will be given for first violations. Those who violate the ordinance a second time will be required to attend a virtual or in-person COVID-19 prevention class “to understand the public health ramifications of this crisis and appropriate public health responses to mitigate the spread of this disease.”
Anyone who fails to attend the class will be fined $250.
The DeKalb mask ordinance also contains a unique “conscientious objector” clause that exempts any person from penalty who swears in a written affidavit to be presented in court, that they will not wear a mask for health-related, religious or ethical reasons … Read more.