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This was a total waste of time an money. It's still not in effect an still unenforceable per the governor and the AG of Iowa.
Once again the Cedar Falls Council drops the ball. Faced with some of the worst virus numbers on the entire planet (literally) the council ineptly passes a mandate with no enforcement mechanism. I am curious as to how many similar mandates without enforcement elements are on the books? What even is a mandate? Is it an ordinance? Is it a resolution? So many unanswered questions following council action which should - but doesn’t - provide answers. I think many on the council are quickly realizing , governance is hard.
Not enforceable, eh, Rush? Well, let's examine.
First off, bidnesses, barring discriminatory reasons (no, a mask is not one), have the right to refuse service to anyone. Enforceable reason #1.
Someone walks into a bidness with an open beer can, smoking a cigarette, or not wearing clothes. Bidness promptly instructs the individual to do something different or leave. Enforcement reason #2.
Person asked to leave the bidness in enforceable reason #2 becomes an instant Constitutional scholar and refuses to leave. Bidness calls big gubment union representatives (police) and big gubment union reps ask them to leave. Enforceable reason #3.
You're welcome for the lesson. Now, please stop talking nonsense.
Flags are flying high tonight! Trust all you good Patriots will do what's best for your neighbors and wear your mask.
Not really against it but I have to wear goggles to wear a mask or find a face shield so I can wear it without my glasses on. Cause stem is very annoying. Doesn't say anything about Churches. Most places those rules do not apply.. and we are mainly face forward..
MASKCICISTS! Why are they taking away my Constertootional right to make others ill!?
They can't enforce this! Why, the other day I strolled into a bidness without a shirt on and they asked me to leave. I refused, and big gubment union representatives came to inform me that I am to leave. Oh, wait...
The ADA says they cannot force masks. Claustrophobic conditions. Hippa says you can't ask. Like service pets.
Baloney. It spelled out the few conditions that would allow for exemptions.
The Ada literally says you cannot waive a mask requirement as part of reasonable accommodation. Try again?
Congratulations and a rose to the Cedar Falls Council majority for moving in the direction of improved public health. As Councilperson Dunn says, "This is all about education." It is regrettable that some elements in the community want to disregard the fact that use of face covering reduces the spread of the contagion and potentially saves lives. With ordinary influenza season approaching, face covering should help reduce spread of that illness as well. Good job!
Good job, Council. Studies have clearly shown that communities and countries that wear masks have lower rates of infection. We have kids coming to UNI from all over, potentially bringing in infections, so we have to be extra careful. And if we aren't, UNI will have to go virtual which will be an economic blow. So masks are good for health and for the economy.
It's clear some of the council don't understand basic science. Covid19 is transmitted from an infected person (who may or may not shown signs of being sick) via droplets from our noses and mouths whenever we speak. These droplets hang in the air in enclosed spaces. Hence, we need to wear masks inside businesses.
I appreciate the mask mandate. If the POTUS and his lackey governor Reynolds won't work to tamp down Covid19 cases then small city councils must take it upon themselves. Yes, we've come to this point in history: weak leaders in the WH and DSM and courageous city council members. And as for the folks with asthma who say they can't wear a mask. I have asthma and it is not a problem at all as I work to protect myself and my neighbors from Covid19.
Council member Margaret klein in waterloo does not know this! Thinks it is only for the user's protection.
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