McKee establishes ‘task force’ to police for violators of mask mandate

Updated at 5:15 p.m.

GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER on Thursday broadly outlining plans to enforce a 30-day indoor mask mandate at businesses and other workplaces throughout Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
PROVIDENCE – An executive order signed by Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday broadly outlines Rhode Island’s plans to enforce an indoor mask mandate that starts on Dec. 20, establishing a task force assigned with policing businesses, workplaces and other establishments for compliance. McKee’s executive order states that R.I. Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole…

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  1. RI has one of the highest vaccine rates (87% at least 1 dose and 75% fully vaccinated of total pop.) Seems to be a waste of resources chasing after the 13%/25% and for what? to fine the businesses bringing revenue to the state? What will that accomplish? Leave the 13% behind—lost cause. Focus on supporting the 87%. Better use of resources would be to focus on getting people boosted and increasing availability of the monoclonal treatments.