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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Eagle City Leaders encourage civility and personal responsibility for a safe and healthy community

A collage of Jason Pierce, Charlie Baun, Brad Pike, and Kenny Pittman's photos

Eagle Mayor Jason Pierce and City Council members Charlie Baun, Brad Pike, and Kenny Pittman believe that individuals and businesses should choose what protective measures are best for them, their families, and their customers. We encourage everyone to practice physical distancing when out in public and wash your hands frequently to protect our vulnerable and at-risk family, friends, and neighbors. Each individual has a responsibility to care for themselves, but as a member of our community, we ask you to do what you can to protect each other. We also believe that wearing masks are a good idea when physical distancing is not possible. However, we disagree that masks should be mandated. Businesses can have you wear a mask in their establishments. Many of our small businesses are owner-operated, and if they get sick, they will be out of business.  We believe Eagle residents care about one another, and just because you are not wearing a mask does not mean you don’t care. We don’t know why a person chooses to wear a mask or not, so please be kind to one another and respect the decisions they make as individuals. 

When you wear a mask, please understand the proper ways to put them on and take them off.  Disposable masks are meant to be disposable and should be thrown away after use, and please wash fabric masks before you use them again.

Here are some tips for wearing your face covering correctly:

  • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering
  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
  • Make sure you can breathe easily
  • Don’t put the face-covering around your neck or on your forehead
  • Don’t touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect

Best practices for taking it off correctly include:

  • Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops
  • Handle only by the ear loops or ties
  • Fold outside corners together
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing your mask and then wash your hands.

Central District Health has updated its Public Health Order for Ada County. The new order states, “Every person is required to wear a face covering that completely covers the person’s nose and mouth when the person is in a public place and others are present and physical distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained.”

Facial coverings are not required to be worn under the following circumstances:

  • “Children under the age of 2.
  • Persons with medical conditions, mental health condition, or disability that prevent them from wearing a face covering. A person is not required to provide documentation demonstrating that the person cannot tolerate wearing a face covering.
  • Persons who are deaf and hard of hearing, or communicating with a person who is deaf and hard of hearing, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • Persons, including on-duty law-enforcement officers, for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.
  • Persons who are obtaining a service involving the nose, face, or head for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service.
  • Persons who are eating or drinking at a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service, so long as they engage in physical distancing.”

To read the full text of the Public Health Order, please click here.

-Mayor Jason Pierce and Councilmembers Charlie Baun, Brad Pike, and Kenny Pittman 

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