CA: LA County sheriff won’t waste resources enforcing religious headgear mandate

Source: The Hill

“Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on Friday that his department would not expend the resources to enforce an indoor mask mandate in the county, adding that the measure was ‘not backed by science.’ ‘Forcing the vaccinated and those who already contracted COVID-19 to wear masks indoors is not backed by science and contradicts the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines,’ Villanueva said in a statement. He said that while the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) had authority to enforce their mandate, ‘the underfunded/defunded Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will not expend our limited resources and instead ask for voluntary compliance.'” (07/16/21)