The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Clay County supervisors OK mask order

3-2 vote requires residents to wear face covering in public spaces


December 3, 2020


No matter their pattern, masks are now the standard for Clay County residents when out in public spaces like grocery stores, retail locations and schools.

Clay County residents are now required to wear a face mask in public settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 following a split vote Tuesday by the board of supervisors.

The order applies only if individuals cannot maintain six feet of distance between one another, both indoors and outdoors. Legal counsel noted townships and municipalities in Clay County can opt out of participation by passing their own ordinances. There is no penalty for those who violate the regulation.

Supervisors Burlin Matthews, Dan Skelton and Randy Swanson voted in favor of the mask mandate, while supervisors Barry...

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