Some businesses, police push back on mask order

Some people aren't happy with the governor's order requiring face masks. That includes some of those in charge of enforcing it.

Face masks are now the law of the land. Last week Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered that people must wear face masks when indoors outside of their homes. And as of Monday, businesses are required to deny entry to anyone not wearing a face mask.

Most businesses are happy with the new rule, or at least willing to comply. But some are opposed to the new rule.

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Some police agencies are also against the rule, arguing they don’t have the resources to enforce it.

Jim Mosciski is the sheriff of Arenac County in eastern Michigan. He told MLive calls for service increase over the summer.

“We do not have the manpower to respond to mask violations,” he said.

A number of other sheriffs and police chiefs have followed suit.

For his part, Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller said he intends to follow the governor’s executive orders.

“They carry the weight of law,” he said in a statement. “The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office will inform and educate members of the public with the goal of voluntary compliance.”

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