Crawford County will not require masks

    In spite of the continued local increase in COVID-19 cases, and new mask orders put into place in neighboring Franklin and Phelps counties, Crawford County commissioners agreed at their November 24 meeting they would not implement any mandates on face coverings or other limitations.


    Presiding Commissioner Leo Sanders reported he had been asked whether the county would be implementing any sort of rules and said they would continue to follow whatever guidelines are passed down from the state level.
    He said the commission couldn’t close the courthouse because of the courts but said individual office holders could determine whether they wanted to require masks to enter their offices. The commission agreed that a memo should be sent out to elected officials to inform them they can make that decision for their particular offices. Signs are to be posted on the main entrances noting that masks could be required to enter some offices within the buildings.