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More Vermont towns decide on mask mandates

Williston is the latest town to add a mask mandate inside public spaces.
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 11:35 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2021 at 7:23 AM EST
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WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Williston is the latest town to add a mandate to mask inside public spaces.

Tuesday night, the Williston Selectboard decided to reinstate a mask mandate effective immediately.

Anyone inside a public space is required to wear a mask and those who violate the rule will be fined.

Fines for a first offense is $50 with a $25 waiver amount, a second offense is $100 with a $25 waiver amount, and a third offense at $500 with a $300 waiver amount.

The mandate can be in effect for up to 45 days and the selectboard will meet again to discuss an extension if necessary.

At least eight towns have now approved various mandates, including Winooski, Essex, South Burlington, Burlington, Warren, Brattleboro, and Rutland Town. At least five have voted measures down, including Stowe, Morristown, Burke, Rutland City, and Hartford.

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