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As Idaho Cities Say It's Time To "Mask Up," Critics Push Back On Mandates

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The City of Ketchum became the latest community to mandate face masks in public, with a 3-1 vote Monday night. Moscow, Hailey, Driggs, McCall and Boise made the move last week.

These orders come with some controversy and disagreement. In fact, in Ketchum last night, the city’s mayor, Neil Bradshaw, recommended against the mandate, but the council went the other way.

 

Joining Idaho Matters live to talk about these mandates are Kaz Thea and Sam Linnett, Hailey City Council Members, and Lisa Sanchez and Holli Woodings of the Boise City Council.

As COVID-19 cases spread through the U.S. and Idaho, we’re committed to keeping you updated and informed. You can get updated info on cases, closures and how to stay healthy at any time on our Coronavirus news blog.

 

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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.