Cape Girardeau Co. mask mandate extended by 1 month

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020 at 1:14 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center Board of Trustees voted to extend the mask mandate for one month.

The Cape County Public health center board of trustees have voted to extend the mask mandate for one month. They will vote again on October 27th.

Posted by Tayler Davis KSLA on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

According to Dr. Georganne Syler, a Board of Trustees member, they will vote again on the mask mandate on October 27. However, if need be, they can amend the decision at any point.

The Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, September 22 to discuss the county’s current mask mandate.

The first meeting, held at the Osage Centre at 10 a.m. was adjourned at 11:18 a.m. due to some members of the public not following meeting rules.

The public was allowed to submit comments ahead of the discussion or make comments in-person at the meeting. Each person was allowed two minutes for comments.

Several members of the public shared their views at the meeting on the county’s mandate. Most of the comments were against extending the order.

After hearing public comments, the Board of Trustees attempted to move forward with meeting, but due to more comments from some attendees the board moved to adjourn the public meeting and to hold an emergency meeting at 12:20 p.m.

At the emergency meeting public comments will not be allowed and will be held at the Osage Centre.

During their meeting in August, the five-member Board of Trustees voted unanimously to keep the mask mandate in place through September 22.

The mandate went into effect on July 13 and originally did not have an expiration date.

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