How To Read Emergency Orders And Avoid Wearing Face Masks
Every city, county or state that issues a “mandate” to wear face masks and practice social distancing must published it publicly and make it available for you to read. Download it and read it! Don’t ever believe what the local media or other individuals say about the mandate, you must read and examine it for yourself.
The city of Englewood, Colorado issued an emergency order on March 10, 2020 that required all citizens to wear face masks when outside of their home. The entire emergency order is reproduced below, and the emphasis is added for clarity.
The ultimate penalty for not wearing a face mask in Englewood is a fine of up to $2,500 and up to one year in jail. It is not clear if the City Manager just made this up or if it was embedded in the ordinance approved by the City Council. If any court action were ever brought against a citizen, it is highly unlikely that the city would prevail.
Again, you must read the entire ’emergency order’ and the fine print therein.
In Section C-v below, exceptions to the mandate are clearly stated:
When wearing a Face Covering would inhibit the individual’s health. Workers with health issues that preclude them from wearing a Face Covering must document those concerns with their employer.
Technocracy News has taken great pains to present the real science and health risks posed when wearing a face mask. If you don’t understand the issues, please carefully read each article and listen to the radio interview.
- Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy
- Censored: A Review Of Science Relevant To COVID-19 Social Policy And Why Face Masks Don’t Work
- The Miserable Pseudo-Science Behind Face Masks, Social Distancing And Contact Tracing
- Special Interview With Dr. Russell Blaylock on Face Masks And COVID-19
If you believe the real science and not the pseudo-science and technocrat rhetoric, you would likely refuse to ever wear a face mask in public. It is not selfish, as some would claim, to protect your own health; nor does the government ever have the authority to force you to do something against your will that is harmful to you.
If you do not want to comply with unconstitutional and harmful orders to wear a face mask, especially if you have a pre-existing health condition, then head over to Citizens for Free Speech and get a “no face mask” card and lanyard to wear around your neck to assert your rights.
For those who would attempt to bully or shame you into not wearing such a card, they have no ground whatsoever to stand on. Ignore them. Testimonials of success are pouring in from around the country. Steve from Idaho City wrote,
“Can I get another badge/lanyard that you sent to us? They are coming down on us heavy with the mandatory mask thing in our area. My wife has used the badge/lanyard you sent us multiple times, and it works to ward off the tyrranists.”
In Arizona, most communities and counties are currently mandating the wearing of face masks, etc. Because I always wear this card when I am in public, I have not yet been required to wear a mask since the “pandemic” began, nor have I worn one.
Still think you don’t have any constitutional rights? Read what the Department of Justice recently wrote to support a lawsuit brought against the city of Greenville, South Carolina:
There is no pandemic exception, however, to the fundamental liberties the Constitution safeguards. Indeed, “individual rights secured by the Constitution do not disappear during a public health crisis.” These individual rights, including the protections in the Bill of Rights made applicable to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment, are always in force and restrain government action. (Download here)
City of Englewood, Colorado
Recitals and Findings
On March I 0, 2020, the Governor of the State of Colorado issued an Executive Order (“EO”) declaring a state of disaster emergency for the State of Colorado due to the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus, designated as COVID-19.
On March 18, 2020 the City of Englewood City Council passed Emergency Ordinance# I 0, Series of 2020 declaring that a public health emergency existed clue to the spread ofCOVID-19 within the City of Englewood, and granting the City Manager of the City of Englewood full power and authority to take certain actions and issue orders necessary for the protection of life and property in response to COVID-19, including, but not limited to:
- Any action necessary for the protection of life and property, including, but not limited to, establishing regulations governing conduct related to the cause of the public health emergency.
- Any order to exercise such powers and functions in light of the exigencies of this public health emergency, including, but not limited to, the waiving of compliance with any time-consuming procedures and formalities, including notices, as may be prescribed by law pertaining thereto.
- Instituting any and all other orders or undertaking such other functions and activities as the City Manager reasonably believes is required under the circumstances to protect the health, safety, welfare of persons or prope1iy within the City of Englewood, or to otherwise preserve the public peace or abate, clean up, or mitigate the effects of the public health emergency.
Since that time the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (“CDPHE”), and the DDPHE have recommended that members of the public, when they need to interact with others outside the home, and especially in settings where many people are present, should cover the mouth and nose to prevent inadvertently spreading COVID-19. One key transmission method for the COVID-19 virus is through respiratory droplets that people expel when they breathe, cough, or sneeze. Moreover, people can be infected with the COVID-19 virus and be asymptomatic but still be contagious. People can also be infected and contagious 48 hours before developing symptoms when they are pre-symptomatic. Many people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms and do not recognize they are infected and contagious, and they can unintentionally infect others.
On July 6, 2020, the City Council approved a motion to direct the City Manager to issue an Emergency Order pursuant to his authority under Ordinance 10, Series 2020, to mandate the wearing of masks in commercial spaces and while riding on or within public transportation.
NOW THEREFORE, I, J. Shawn Lewis, City Manager of the City of Englewood, Colorado, hereby finds and orders:
FINDING. I hereby find that wearing face coverings, in combination with physical distancing of at least 6 feet and frequent hand-washing, may reduce the risk of transmitting the COVID-19 virus when in public, thereby avoiding both the physical harms to individuals associated with contracting COVID-19 and the economic banns to the City’s business community associated with more extreme measures to control the spread of COVID-19, such as State mandated business shut-down orders.
I. Except as specifically exempted below, all members of the public, including children six (6) years of age or older, must wear a Face Covering outside their home or other place they reside in the following situations:
A. When inside, or in line to enter, any retail or commercial business or governmental service.
B. When obtaining services at Healthcare Operations, as defined in the April 9 Fourth Updated CDPHE Stay at Home Order – including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics, and walk-in health facilities, dentists, pharmacies, blood banks, other healthcare facilities, behavioral health providers, and facilities providing Emergency Order/COE/FACE COVERINGS IN PUBLIC P a g e 113 veterinary and similar healthcare services for animals – unless directed otherwise by an employee or worker at the Healthcare Operation; and
C. When waiting for or riding on public transportation (including without limitation any bus, RTD bus, or RTD light rail), para transit, or while they are riding in a taxi, private car service, or ride-sharing vehicle.
2. Drivers or operators of any public transportation, para transit vehicle, taxi, private car service, ride-sharing vehicle, or any other vehicle for hire must wear a Face Cove1ing while driving or operating such vehicle within the City, regardless of whether a member of the public is in the vehicle, to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets in the vehicle at all times. This Order does not require any person to wear a Face Cove1ing while driving alone, or exclusively with other members of the same family or household, in a motor vehicle.
3. All retail and commercial businesses, as well as entities and organizations with workers performing Critical Government Functions, must:
A. Require their employees, contractors, owners, and volunteers to wear a Face Covering at the workplace and when performing work off-site any time the employee, contractor, owner, or volunteer is:
i. interacting in person with any member of the public;
ii. working in any space visited by members of the public, such as by way of example and without limitation, reception areas, grocery store or pharmacy aisles, service counters, public restrooms, cashier and checkout areas, waiting rooms, service areas, and other spaces used to interact with the public, regardless of whether anyone from the public is present at the time;
iii. working in any space where food is prepared or packaged for sale or distribution to others;
iv. working in or walking through common areas such as hallways, stairways, elevators, and parking facilities; or
v. in any room or enclosed area when other people (except for members of the person’s own household or residence) are present.
B. Take reasonable measures, such as posting signs, to remind customers and the public of the requirement to wear a Face Cove1ing while inside of or waiting in line to enter the business, facility, or location. Businesses and organizations performing Critical Government Functions must take all reasonable steps to prohibit any member of the public who is not wearing a Face Covering from entering.
C. A Face Covering is not required under the following circumstances:
i. When a person is in a personal office (a single room) where others outside of that person’s household are not present as long as the public does not regularly visit the room, but that individual must put on a Face Covering when coworkers are working within six feet, when being visited by a client/customer, and anywhere members of the public or other coworkers are regularly present.
ii. Any child under the age of three should not wear a Face Covering because of the risk of suffocation.
iii. Childcare facilities should follow CDPHE guidance for the use of Face Coverings on children age three or older.
iv. When a person is (1) inside or obtaining services at a business, Critical Government Function, or Healthcare Operation, any of which are engaged primarily in providing congregate care, residential health care, or congregate shelter, and (2) the individual is engaged in activities not conducive to wearing a Face Covering, such as eating or sleeping, or the individual is in an area of the facility that is not designed for community gathe1ing, such as a sleeping area.
v. When wearing a Face Covering would inhibit the individual’s health. Workers with health issues that preclude them from wearing a Face Covering must document those concerns with their employer.
D. Face Coverings shall be worn in a manner that complies with the directives of the Centers for Disease Control, such directives attached hereto and incorporated herein, and found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019–ncov/prevent–getting-sick/how–to–wear–cloth–face-coverings. html. Failing to wear a Face Covering in a manner that covers both the nose and mouth shall not be deemed compliant with this Emergency Order.
E. The members of the City’s Police Department and all code enforcement officials are hereby authorized and directed to enforce the orders, rules, and regulations made or issued pursuant to this Emergency Order.
F. Penalty Provisions. Enforcement of this Emergency Order shall commence on July 10, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. A written warning may be issued for a first offense to either the individual failing to wear a mask or to parent(s)/guardian(s) of persons failing to wear a mask.
Any person charged with an offense under this emergency order may make payment to the Violations Bureau in accordance with the provisions of E.M.C. I -7-4: First Offense: $15.00 Second and Subsequent Offense: $25.00
Any person charged with an offense under this Emergency Order may choose to enter a plea of not guilty and be entitled to trial as authorized by law in accordance with E.M.C. 1-7-4.
Maximum Possible Penalty. Except as otherwise provided within this Emergency Order any person convicted of a violation of any Emergency Order issued under the Authority of Ordinance 10, Series 2020, shall be subject to the penalties set forth in EMC 1-4-l (A). The maximum penalties provided by EMC 1- 4- l (A) include a fine not exceeding two thousand six hundred and fifty dollars ($2,650.00) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three hundred sixty (360) days or by both such fine and imprisonment. Enforcement actions are intended to be cumulative in nature and Englewood may pursue one or more civil, criminal, and administrative actions, fees, fines, sentences, penalties, judgments, and remedies and may do so simultaneously or in succession.
G. The City Manager, or designee, is authorized to declare any commercial business that allows persons within its establishment to violate this Emergency Order a Public Health nuisance pursuant to EMC 15-3-1.
H. Pursuant to Ordinance 10, Series 2020, All members of the public shall be deemed to have been given notice of all orders, rules, and regulations made or issued pursuant to this ordinance upon their dissemination to the news media or publication on the City website. Additional means of publicity will be utilized as are available.
I. The effective date of this Emergency Order is July 9, 2020. It shall remain in effect until rescinded by action of the City Council or the City Manager of the City of Englewood.
AUTHORITY. This Emergency Order is issued pursuant to Ordinance 10, Series of 2020, Section 5(a) authorizing the City Manager to any action necessary for the protection of life and property, including, but not limited to, establishing regulations governing conduct related to the cause of the public health emergency, and Section 5 ( q), authorizing the City Manager to issue any and all other orders or undertake such other functions and activities as the City Manager reasonably believes is required under the circumstances to protect the health, safety, welfare of persons or property within the City of Englewood, or to otherwise preserve the public peace or abate, clean up, or mitigate the effects of the public health emergency.
CONFLICT WITH OTHER LAWS. Pursuant to Ordinance 10, Series of 2020, Section 9, [i]f any provision of this Emergency Order conflicts with the City Charter, the City Charter shall control. If any provision of this Order conflicts with any provision of the City of Englewood Municipal Code, or any provision of the City Council’s Procedures and Rules of Order, this Emergency Order shall control.
GIVEN under my hand and seal this 7th day of July, 2020