Victor mayor issues modified mask order

VICTOR, Idaho. — Masks will now be required for owners and operators in all public indoor spaces within the City of Victor, Mayor Will Frohlich said today.

The modified order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m., Oct. 1 and will remain in effect until Oct. 31, 2021, unless extended or terminated earlier.

“The decision to issue a modified mask order is based on the need to protect our healthcare system, especially now that the entire State of Idaho is under Crisis Standards of Care, said Mayor Frohlich.

The indoor spaces specified in the order include offices, restaurants, manufacturing, gyms, sports facilities, recreation centers, retail stores, hair salons, bars, churches, government buildings including schools within the City of Victor. All employees, students and those under the care of these places must wear a face covering or mask while indoors.

However, there a few exceptions. Similar to the Mayor’s prior Mask Order, the Modified Order provides several exemptions including persons under age 2 and persons with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent wearing a mask. For a complete list of the exemptions, please refer to the Mayor’s Modified Order.

Under the Modified Order clients, patrons, suppliers, vendors, consultants, service providers or others are no longer required, but strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering while inside a public indoor setting.

“While I think everyone should wear a mask indoors to limit the spread of the virus, I cannot expect owners and operators of indoor spaces to be the mask police and force people not under their direct control to wear a mask,” said Mayor Frohlich. The Mayor’s Modified Order does not preclude an owner and operator of an indoor space from requiring customers or individuals entering their indoor space from wearing a mask or face covering

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