Coeur d'Alene Mayor Says He Will Not Vote For Mask Mandate

The mayor of Coeur d'Alene tells KHQ he would not vote for a mask mandate.

In a statement to the TV station Steve Widmyer says that mask use is a matter of personal responsibility and he would not vote to mandate them. 

Here's the full statement via KHQ:

"I strongly encourage the wearing of a mask when social distancing is not possible. I believe it’s the right thing to do to keep yourself and others safe. Personally I wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Controlling this virus is a partnership between government and the citizens. The government helps provide testing , health care , and all the health care guidelines. The citizens need to take those guidelines and act accordingly. It’s being personally responsible. It’s caring for your fellow citizens. I will continue to strongly encourage personal responsibility. That being said , I would not vote to mandate masks."

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