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Savannah Mayor: Mask ticket writers are on the street

July 29, 2020

Savannah Morning News

The city of Savannah’s warnings about issuing citations for not wearing masks so far have been just that -- ominous threats that were either embraced or ignored, depending on the individual.

Georgia police departments report zero citations for face mask violations

July 27, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

When Savannah became the first city in Georgia in June to enact a mask mandate — and threaten a $500 fine to violators — Mayor Van Johnson framed it as a way to urge residents and visitors to trust public health experts. Savannah police were required to offer violators face coverings and deliver warnings before they could write a ticket.

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