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None of the North Fulton cities meeting this week plan on even discussing a mask law, according to agendas posted online.
Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul said last week that he and City Council members had debated mandating masks and that he had something drafted, but there wasn’t consensus because some didn’t want to be at odds with Kemp.
As for the other cities in southern Fulton, the Hapeville City Council said people were “strongly encouraged” to wear masks but has no plan to require masks.
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East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham said on July 6 that the cities of Chattahoochee Hills and Palmetto aren’t exploring mask laws.
The parameters of the existing laws vary: some exclude children under age 2 and other cities it’s age 10, then some cities carry warnings before a fine. Fines could be $25 or $75.
Savannah, the first in the state to create a law like this, is fining people $500.
Channel 2's Justin Wilfon spoke with several hospitals about the number of cases they are seeing.