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By Steve Steiner
Executive Editor 

Commissioners OK Mask Resolution, Not Mandate


Last updated 7/9/2020 at 6:03pm

In a 5-0 roll call vote, city commissioners approved a resolution urging those living, working or doing business in Bartow to wear a face covering in certain public places in order to slow or stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The vote came at a special session held Wednesday, July 8, following brief discussion and questions posed by commissioners, as well as input from City Attorney Sean Parker and City Manager George Long.

No one from the general public approached to speak, and according to Mayor Scott Sjoblom, only one person weighed in via email, stating support, yet wondered the r...

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