No Mask? No Problem In Walhalla

The City of Walhalla voted last night 5 to 2 in favor of rescinding the controversial mask ordinance that was recently enacted, which means if you are out in Walhalla without a mask you no longer need to worry about a $25 fine.

Council members Woodward and Melendez voted against removing the law.

Last night, five our of six public comments speakers called for doing away with the mask law. Three were local business owners who said they have seen a decline in customers since the law was passed.

Removing the ordinance is in direct opposition to state health leaders, like epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell, who said that when we see the decline of COVID-19, we should all the more encourage the wearing of face coverings in public …