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Mark Warren: Expects Amherst officials to know mask rules


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

I became concerned recently when a local tax preparer was not wearing a mask and insisted the partial plastic barrier was enough.

Of course, they greeted me in front of the glass and I had to approach the opening to conduct business. They claimed people could not understand them through the mask.

I called the Amherst town manager’s office where the person answering the phone could not answer whether mask wearing was a legal requirement for a business and then passed my call onto Inspection Services. They did not know and tried to look it up on the internet.

Finally, I was sent to the Health Department’s voicemail. I was expecting everyone in my town offices to know the answer to such a fundamental question.

Mark Warren

Amherst