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Davidson will vote on mask mandate Thursday

Clarence Armbrister helped distribute masks during the Atrium Health Million Mask Initiative.

Aug. 18. The Davidson Board of Commissioners will hold a virtual special meeting on Thursday to decide on whether to enact a town-wide mask mandate immediately or wait 10 days for the Mecklenburg County indoor mask mandate to go into effect.

Davidson has among the highest vaccination rates as well as lowest infection rates in Mecklenburg County.

Mayor Rusty Knox

Knox: Protect citizens

“This is not our first rodeo with this and although it may be inconvenient to many, the goal is to protect those most vulnerable. Our Board of Commissioners special meeting will be focused on next steps for our Town and its citizens,” Mayor Rusty Knox said.

Policy Group

On Monday, the Mecklenburg County COVID-19 Policy Group, which includes Mecklenburg County, City of Charlotte, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, MEDIC, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management, the towns of Pineville, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mint Hill and Matthews, as well as Atrium Health, Novant Health, and other key policy makers, recommended that all local governments vote to support requiring masks be worn in all indoor spaces.

Cornelius and Huntersville opted out of an immediate mask mandate. Davidson commissioners will weigh in tomorrow on the notion of an immediate mask mandate.

For public access to view the Davidson meeting on Zoom, register in advance by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

You can also join in via YouTube on the Davidson channel.

County meets today

The Mecklenburg County Commissioners will convene a special meeting at 3 pm today to discuss a public health rule that will mandate masks in indoor spaces and will include the City Council and the six towns.

You can watch online at https://watch.mecknc.gov.