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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.

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Hi! I’m Gemma Gaudette, the host of the award-winning show, Idaho Matters. During the day you’ll find me researching and writing about all the fascinating topics we tackle on our show. And of course, at noon, each weekday you’ll find me live behind the microphone as Idaho Matters airs.