Twin Falls City Council votes to table mask mandate

Posted at 9:55 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 09:01:32-05

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Twin Falls City Council elected not to move forward with a proposed face mask mandate.

The city council voted 6-1 to table to face mask ordinance indefinitely after a motion from Councilman Barigar.

The decision came after a night of heated testimony. During the meeting, the council heard public comments from those who support the ordinance and those who are against it.

The city council voted Monday (November 2) to direct city staff to draft an ordinance requiring face masks in public places. The council voted 5-2 to draft the ordinance.

The council's decision to table the mandate comes as the Magic Valley has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases.

The city council says the next steps moving forward will be discussing avenues for increased education surrounding COVID-19 prevention.

If you'd like to watch the full meeting, click here.