About 15 people were turned away from this week’s Ontario County Board of Supervisors meeting for refusing to wear masks.
Sheriff Phil Povero’s office issued the following statement to FingerLakes1.com on Friday:
“Ontario government is requiring persons to be masked in county buildings, whether fully vaccinated or not. The entrance to 74 Ontario Street is posted that all persons entering the building must be masked. The Office of Sheriff has provided security at Board of Supervisors meetings for many years. Last night, persons entering the building were asked to pass through a magnetometer and be masked to proceed to the Board of Supervisors chambers on the second floor. Some people refused to be masked and were informed that they could not proceed to the Board chambers on the second floor. Persons who were not permitted to enter were provided the opportunity to participate in the Board of Supervisors meeting via Webex. Sheriff’s Deputies and Canandaigua Police spoke with the upset members of the public who eventually left the building. There were no arrests.”
FingerLakes1.com will have more on this story this week.
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