Oregon County Says Non-White People Concerned About Racism Are Exempt From Mask Order

Lincoln County, Oregon officials are allowing exemptions for “people of color who have heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment” from wearing masks in public amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to The New York Post.

“No person shall intimidate or harass people who do not comply,” health officials said, The Post reported.

The local order was instituted on June 16. It included that the public be required to wear masks in public, both in outdoor and indoor gatherings in situations where social distancing couldn’t be maintained.

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