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FLORIDA SHERIFF BANS FACE MASKS

A Florida sheriff is telling his deputies and visitors to the sheriff's office that they are forbidden from wearing face masks.

Health officials across the world are encouraging the use of face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Several states have statewide mask mandates in place, while numerous national retail chains have issued requirements for face mask use in stores, KCRA 3 News reported.


Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods' actions are in response to the city of Ocala trying to put a mask mandate ordinance in place.


An email sent by Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods said, in part, "...My order will stand as is when you are on-duty/working as my employee and representing my office — masks will not be worn..."


The sheriff did list exceptions when people could wear preapproved masks.



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