Well being officers proceed to implore the general public to put on face coverings as COVID-19 circumstances shoot again up across the nation. Berrien County Undersheriff Chuck Heit instructed WSJM Information this week whereas there technically is an order in place for everybody to masks up, enforcement isn’t so lower and dry.
“We’re persevering with to coach and warn as we’ve got from the start,” Heit mentioned. “We nonetheless have the tip line open and work with the well being division on contacting companies, however whenever you take a look at the chief order, it does have a caveat in it that if somebody can not medically tolerate sporting a masks, they don’t have to. They’re alo not required to have any sort of physician’s notice with them.”
As a consequence of that problem, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Division is just educating individuals about the advantages of masks, and never a lot implementing the order. Heit says it’s the same scenario with companies that don’t require prospects to put on masks. Whereas the division’s tip line nonetheless will get some calls from individuals reporting violations, Heit says these have slowed down.