A RESOLUTION OF THE Yamhill County Democrats
IN SUPPORT OF Encouraging the Wearing of Masks or Face Coverings in Indoor Public Spaces
WHEREAS; the number of COVID-19 positive cases is rising again in Oregon;
WHEREAS, Yamhill County is a popular tourist destination;
WHEREAS, transmission of COVID-19 is more likely in indoor spaces;
WHEREAS, masks or other face coverings, are physical barriers that block many of the virus-containing droplets expelled by the masked person when they talk, sing, sneeze, or cough, and can substantially decrease the transmission of COVID-19;
WHEREAS, fourteen entire states, and portions of other states, require masking in indoor public spaces, and the 4 counties that border Yamhill County (Washington, Marion, Polk, and Lincoln counties) all require masking in indoor public spaces;
WHEREAS, it is critical to control the spread of this public health crisis so that our businesses and schools can remain open.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT that the Yamhill County Democrats strongly urge our elected officials, Yamhill County residents, and visitors to wear face masks or other face coverings, for all people older than 2-years-old in all indoor public spaces.