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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Commissioners talk mask requirements at courthouse

More meetings to occur before decision made


Norma Mortenson I Pexels

Setting policy on wearing masks is complicated.

COLFAX - Wearing masks at the Whitman County courthouse is under review by the county commissioners.

Under new state guidelines, people vaccinated against COVID do not need to wear one.

Commissioners Art Swannack, Michael Largent, and Tom Handy discussed the matter Monday, before deciding that chairman Swannack should meet with Kelli Campbell, human resources director, to write a new policy.

The policy should determine what is feasible and how to address vaccinated and non-vaccinated people in a county building.

Handy said there is "no way" to confirm a vaccination card is legitimate.


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