No Mask Ordinance in Store for Willow
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 11:29am admin
“Do Not Feel the Need to Discuss it at this Time”
With the new mask ordinance in effect in West Plains, many may be questioning whether other cities in Howell County will soon follow suit. According to City Administrator Beverly Hicks, a mask ordinance is not on the horizon in Willow Springs at this time.
In an interview on November 6, Hicks told Howell County News, “The choice should be the individual’s, and we feel like the people in Willow Springs have been making really good choices.”
Hicks confirmed the City Council members have considered whether to take up the question of an ordinance but, “They do not feel the need to discuss it at this time.”
“We are concerned about each other’s health and it shows,” she continued, “Most of the businesses are separating people, and the school is doing well. I don’t want to get in a position where we shut down Willow Springs.”
Like all the unknown that surrounds the coronavirus pandemic, this may change, Hicks warned, but for now the City has no plans to enforce masking in Willow Springs.
by Amanda Mendez, publisher