The Craighead County office will continue to encourage people to wear a face covering in public, but they will not respond to complaints of people not wearing them in public areas.
“With limited manpower that the sheriffs off has, we trust our citizens and the people visiting Craighead County that for public safety use unless they fall under those exemptions,” Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd said.
Sheriff says he trust his citizens will use good judgement of the masks if they fall under one of the exemptions.
The order states that an arrest or detainment cannot be made under a violation of the order and a written or verbal warning is to be issued to first time violators.
“It’s important for our restaurants and businesses that need assistance from law enforcement. Then cities and counties may issue a local ordinance that is consistent with this order,” Governor Asa Hutchinson said.
THE SHERIFF SAYS THIS IS A DIVIDED ISSUE ABOUT THE MASKS. AND WEARING ONE IS NOT SO MUCH FOR YOU BUT THE OTHER PERSON.
“Wearing a mask is a small price to pay if it keeps the economy going and people employed and things like that so we don’t have another shut down as we saw several months ago. I don’t mind myself I’ll wear a mask myself because like I said it’s a small price to pay,” Boyd said.
Sheriff Boyd says they will respond private establishments where if they have asked someone to leave because they are not wearing a mask then they would charge them with trespassing.