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Brantley city council passes mask ordinance

The Town of Brantley decided in a special-called meeting Tuesday morning to pass a resolution requiring masks in the fight against COVID-19.
According to city administrator Phillip Moseley, the resolution passed 4-1.
The resolution as passed by the Brantley council reads as follows:

  • Section 1. Effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 7 a.m., and continuing until July 31, at 5 p.m., unless further extended by a separate resolution of the town council, everyone within the city limits of Brantley, Alabama shall require, persons who can medically tolerate doing so, wear a face covering in all public locations where 10 or more people are gathered and are not a part of the same household.
  • Section 2. Face coverings shall include any type of device or material that covers a person’s mouth or nose.
  • Section 3. This resolution shall not apply to businesses and their employees located within the city limits of the Town of Brantley while on the job at businesses. Business owners/managers shall be responsible for policies governing the safety of workers and customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

The resolution is similar to the ordinance recently passed by the city of Luverne, although the Brantley council added a provision to also specifically exempt those deemed medically unable to wear a mask.