Liberty County commissioners avoided a conflict with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp over face mask requirements Thursday by defeating a strict proposed county ordinance.
Commissioner Gary Gilliard, who describes his view as "all masks all the time," made a motion requiring the wearing of face masks for coronavirus control throughout unincorporated Liberty County.
Gilliard's motion drew only the vote of Chairman Donald Lovette, failing two votes to four. Commissioner Justin Frasier, after discussion, then made a successful motion to require masking in county buildings and to launch an information campaign aimed at promoting use of masks and other safety practises throughout Liberty County. Frasier's measure passed unanimously.