No mask, no prosecution for Laramie County
Laramie County District Attorney’s Office, says won’t prosecute people who violate mask mandate.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - As residents in Laramie County prepare for the mask order to go into effect Monday, Laramie County’s District Attorney’s office says prosecuting people who don’t follow the mask mandate is not the highest priority.
Whether you consider it a mandate or a strategy, one thing is certain, wearing a mask is voluntary. “As far as going in a building like this that says masks at all times, wear a mask, I got one,” a local resident told Wyoming News Now.
According to reports, District Attorney Leigh Anne Manlove told KGAB’s weekend radio show, her office won’t be prosecuting those who violate the mask mandate set to go into effect Monday.
Due to budget cuts Manlove says “Laramie County’s DA’s office will focus on offenses that directly injure people, also saying she doesn’t see not wearing a mask a violent crime.”
Just recently businesses received a list of exemptions for the masks order. Many are questioning if the urge to to wear a mask will be enough without penalties.
The Laramie County Health Department released on Facebook, a sign businesses can print and post. Also, encouraging people to call the department with any questions on the masks orders.
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