Wednesday, August 12, 2020
On Tuesday, as Florida set a new daily record for covid-19 deaths, Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods prohibited his deputies from wearing masks at work. His order, which also applies to visitors to the sheriff's office, carves out an exception for officers in some locations, including hospitals, and when dealing with people who are high-risk or suspected of having the novel coronavirus. Woods, meanwhile, told his deputies on Tuesday to stop wearing masks in most cases.
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