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Rexburg mask ordinance met with protest and disorganized meeting

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Rexburg's City Council had a meeting to discuss a potential mask ordinance on Wednesday night.

It was met with plenty of protestors on the City Council's video conference call. Protestors did not mute their microphones and caused delays in conversations to continue between the board.

One council member said she wanted a vote on the ordinance to happen on Wednesday night so she and other members of the council can stop receiving threats from community members.

The vote was tabled by the Council and further work session discussion filled the over three-hour meeting.

The mask ordinance would make Rexburg the first city in the region to have one. It outlines stiff penalties, including fines for first and second-time offenders. Offenders would be cited if they did not wear a mask in a public place, including inside business with other people around them.

If someone is cited for a third time, they could face a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct.

To watch the full meeting, visit the City of Rexburg's website.

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Adrian Luevano

Adrian Luevano

Adrian is a reporter and sports anchor for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.

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3 Comments

  1. Local ordinance are ludicrous. A person traveling through, stops for fuel, goes into a station; not knowing a mask is required, could be ticketed. REALLY?
    Just leave it up to the stores.
    And for those who want a mask mandate, then also mandate that a mask MUST COVER the nose. I see people walking in Walmart, Meyer, etc., all the time with their noses hanging out over the mask. They are either stupid, don’t care or both.
    Wear correctly or don’t wear it at all!

  2. “…One council member said she wanted a vote on the ordinance to happen on Wednesday night so she and other members of the council can stop receiving threats from community members…”

    Who’s threatening whom? Props to the protesters standing up for their civil rights.

  3. Common sense says its like every other virus that has gone through populations since the beginning of time. We are all likely to get it before it runs its course. Just the way it is. If masks worked our numbers wouldn’t be spiking, a lot more people are wearing them than 3 months ago. Leave us alone.

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