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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Pullman police to enforce mask, social distancing orders


Last updated 8/20/2020 at 2:49pm

PULLMAN — Police Chief Gary Jenkins has authorized officers to ticket individuals who refuse to wear a mask while coronavirus orders from Gov. Jay Inslee remain in effect.

In a press release Wednesday, Aug. 19, on the decision to allow enforcement of mask mandates, Jenkins said his officers “stand between those who are law-abiding and those whose actions risk the health and safety of others.”

“Violators of the governor’s proclamations not only put the violator’s health at risk, but the health of our entire community,” he said, noting officers will be enforcing facemask and soc...

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