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San Mateo County supervisors enact fines for people who refuse to wear masks

Original post made on Aug 7, 2020

People may now be fined hundreds of dollars if they refuse to wear a face mask or violate other public health orders related to curbing the spread of the coronavirus.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Aug 7, 2020 at 12:18 pm

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Thank you Supervisors.

This is exactly the kind of local leadership that we need.


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Posted by Sara T
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 7, 2020 at 1:18 pm

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This is an excellent move. But will individuals be cited? By whom? I just had lunch on Laurel in San Carlos and was disturbed by the number of pedestrians who did not have masks on. Who will enforce this measure?


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Aug 7, 2020 at 1:22 pm

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We need every city council, every church leader and every business leader to endorse a Masks for All culture.

Masks save lives.

Masks will allow careful reopening IF we have testing.


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Posted by Shut Up
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Aug 7, 2020 at 7:07 pm

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Karen needs to shut up. If you dont feel safe then you shouldnt be going out period.


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 7, 2020 at 8:08 pm

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Shut up:

please do.

The fines aren't high enough. People like you show that.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Aug 7, 2020 at 8:23 pm

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Shut Up - What an offensive screen name that you have chosen.

Why?

The stated purpose of this Forum is
' to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion".

How are you contributing to that purpose?


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Posted by Alice Newton
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Aug 7, 2020 at 10:05 pm

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I think the county needs to provide FREE quality, hopefully washable/reusable, facemasks at every drugstore and grocery store with instructions in the necessary several languages for proper use and washing. Soap and hand sanitizers should also be free at these stores. Perhaps they should be available at gas stations too. These are essential to avoid infection with COVID-19, yet we know many people are short of money and/or can't easily get them.


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