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No Citations Issued During Mask Ordinance Compliance Checks In Springfield


The Springfield Police Department conducted masking ordinance compliance checks at several area businesses Friday and Saturday night.  Officers looked for whether or not businesses were using signage; enforcing masking, social distancing and capacity limits; and making sure patrons were putting on masks when moving throughout a business, according to the department.

Officers witnessed “a high level of compliance,” and all businesses they checked were complying with capacity limits.  Employees of the businesses wore masks, according to a news release.

No citations have been issued at this time for violating the masking ordinance, according to the police department, but officers will be following up to ensure compliance.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.