Radford Council tables face covering ordinance

Radford City Council Monday night tabled discussion on a local ordinance on the use of face coverings.

Mayor David Horton suggested the tabling of the ordinance, and called on council to instead express support for the governor’s Executive Order No. 63, issued May 29, calling for use of face masks indoors and when social distancing is not possible.

Council voted unanimously in favor of Horton’s suggestion.

Horton proposed that the city continue to promote the wearing of masks and educate the public on the need for wearing masks and how they can slow the spread of COVID-19 through a variety of means, including the “Be Committed – Be Well” campaign which council expressed its support for on Monday night.

Horton noted that council can re-visit a mask ordinance at a later time if needbe.

More on this later.

Patriot Staff Report