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Bend City Council Votes To Require Masks; Violators Can be Fined

BEND, OR -- The Bend City Council voted yesterday to allow civil fines for those who refuse to follow the governor’s order on the wearing of face masks.  The council voted 4-to-3 in favor of the motion. Mayor Sally Russell said she has visited businesses of all kinds, large and small, and found customers and employees wearing masks and usually saw one customer borderline aggressive and belligerent when asked to wear a mask. Councilor Justin Livingston says everywhere he goes the vast majority of people are wearing a mask. He says places like the river have lots of people and few masks. The order carries fines ranging from 100-to-500 dollars. The council 


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