After heated debate, mask mandate is extended in Collier County

Reporter: Gina Tomlinson Writer: Drew Hill
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After much heated discussion, Collier County Commissioners voted 3-2 to extend the mask mandate until October 22.

Over 40 people spoke in-person, while others appeared digitally during the Collier County Commissioners meeting to discuss whether they believed the mask mandate should continue.

One doctor says the mask mandate is helping people. ‘”It is working,” said Dr. David Linder from NCH.

Dr. Linder added.”It is protecting the population. it is allowing commerce in our community to engage in business and personal activity.”

Linder and others wanted to urge Collier County Commissioners to extend the mask mandate during Thursday afternoon’s meeting.

“It avoids a shutdown,” another person reminded Commissioners.

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