This morning Brevard County Commissioner Chair Bryan Lober presented his proposal to have businesses mandate masks in order to receive Federal CARES Act money.
After a lengthy debate he failed to gain the support of at least 2 more Commissioners in order to pass the measure.
Commissioners Pritchett and Isnardi both emphasized the point that people have the freedom to shop where they like whether the businesses themselves enforce masks or not. Another point was that these are federal funds, and the federal government did not put these restrictions on the funds so neither should the county.
“We shouldn’t be in the business of telling small businesses how to run there’s” Commissioner Isnardi said. “We can’t be held accountable for the businesses own decisions.”