Skip to comments.Ohio county starts hotline to report people not wearing masks
Posted on 07/11/2020 3:52:39 PM PDT by lightman
CLEVELAND, Ohio Cuyahoga Countys enforcement of Gov. Mike DeWines mask order will largely rely upon complaints filed by the public, rather than proactive policing, County Executive Armond Budish announced Friday.
Individuals who see others failing to abide by the mask requirement should call in complaints to the countys new hotline at 216-698-5050, or file complaints online at cuyahogacounty.us/maskexperience.
County workers will then contact the subject of the complaints either individuals or businesses to let them know a complaint has been filed, Budish said. Complaints also will be forwarded to the Board of Health, and the relevant city or village.
This is not intended to be going out and finding people not wearing masks. We want people to wear their masks We want people to do it voluntarily, Budish said.
If the county receives repeated complaints or cases of serious non-compliance, the Sheriffs Department could investigate or potentially file charges.
Local municipalities and police departments also could respond to violations however they see fit, which could include proactive policing, Budish said.
Even though sheriffs deputies or local police can enforce the order, Budish said theres not enough people in law enforcement throughout the county to track down people, chase them around and figure out who we can go after for not wearing a mask.
People can also file complaints directly with the Board of Health or their local governments, though Budish said the county established its hotline to better allow the Board of Health to focus on contact tracing and testing rather than mask enforcement.
If the Board of Health determines certain places are continuously ignoring the mask order, the board may reach out to local authorities to address the problem, Health Commissioner Terry Allan said. Otherwise, the board intends to work with people and give them time to understand and comply with the governors mandate, Allan said.
Violating the governors order is a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine, Budish said.
The STAZI would be so proud...
Excellent, need to stop the virus-spreaders.
Report on the a-holes that put this Marxist plan into action.
Good intentions very often fall short of the mark and instead turn into a power play.
Mike DeWines a jackass
Thats a democrat county.
I hope and pray that I’m wrong, but I fear we are experiencing the last gasps of our freedoms and liberties.
The plug may well be pulled entirely on November 3rd if PDJT is not reelected.
When the bellwether of Ohio starts implementing stuff like this, you almost know the end is near.
This seems an excellent opportunity for ne’er-do-wells to send in penis photos. Bet that’s what happens.
What charges - if it's voluntary?
“How much money do I get for turning in my older brother?”
“Can you send my reward by direct deposit?”
Americans today——what a great bunch of folks./S
Reporting note wearing bracelet in Hong Kong.
Quick, call the Brownshirts! :(
My Dad used to say “Nobody likes a snitch.”
This mask stuff has got to stop.
If I had a burner phone and time on my hands ... :)
2020 is a nightmare
Every caller receives one credit for each violator reported; two if you report a white male; three if you report a neighbor; four if you report a coworker; five if you report a Republican; six if you report a parent.
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