The Soldotna’s City Council will hear a proposed ordinance for a mandatory mask regulation at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday evening which will be conducted via teleconference.
Ordinance 2020-028 would require face coverings to be worn while inside buildings that are open to the public, with some exceptions, such as when eating or drinking, or when exercising.
Children under the age of our, and those who have trouble breathing or who have a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a covering over their nose and mouth would be exempt from what the ordinance sponsors are calling a regulation.
The city council on Oct. 14 extended the declaration of emergency through Dec. 31, 2020. The mask mandate won’t be voted on at the Dec. 2 meeting, and will be subject to a Dec. 16 public hearing, when the final vote is expected to be taken.
The ordinance, offered by Council members Jordan Chilson and Pamela Parker, would be effective from 12 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, for 60 days or until the declaration of emergency regarding COVID-19 by the City Council expires without renewal.