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Politics Of A Mask: Locals Divided On Mask Mandate, Community Vs. Individual Rights

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Eli Lucero/Herald Journal
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On Aug. 18, the Logan Municipal Council will vote on whether or not to extend the citywide mask mandate until Dec. 31, but tensions on the mandate may be near a boiling point.

What most consider a precaution against spreading the novel coronavirus has become a new political battlefield: individual vs. community rights, with a trench between the two.

 

They’ve also become flags for each person’s beliefs. There are presidential campaign masks. A fundraiser for the Cache County Democrats where a $10 donation earns the donor a “Vote. Think.” mask. A man at the liquor store was spotted with a “STD 2020: Stop the Donald” sticker stapled to his mask. And most drastically: the refusal to don any kind of face covering. Read the rest at HJnews.com.

 

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.