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Mayor Davis’ 2020 Mask Mandate Went Unenforced



Mayor Hardie Davis refused to answer questions on whether he has plans for a new mask mandate for Augusta-Richmond County.

Davis’ previous 2020 executive order, which mandated masks be worn in Richmond County, was not enforced.

The 2020 order required masks to be worn in all public areas in...

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  1. Mayor Davis: “One would hope that individuals wouldn’t need a citation to protect themselves and their families.” You wouldn’t think people would need to be paid to protect themselves either, but apparently a majority of our brainiac commissioners think so. Mighty free-wheeling with money that isn’t theirs.

  2. To pay people to get a free shot to protect themselves is as insane as several other ridiculous attempts to use federal Covid money!! What part of tax payers money does anyone call free! It’s is always money collected by the government from taxpayers. Nothing free about it!

  3. The problem with Davis’ mask mandate was by state law you cannot pass any ordinance or law that supersedes state law. Kemp had already said there would be no mask ordinance in Georgia. All Davis’ was doing was saber rattling..in between running up credit card debt..worst mayor Augusta has ever had..and that’s saying a lot..

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