Logan mayor schedules vote to extend mask mandate through the end of 2020

Mayor Holly Daines has scheduled an Aug. 18 vote by the Logan City Council to extend her controversial citywide mask mandate until Dec. 31.

LOGAN – A citywide mandate making the wearing of face coverings mandatory for Logan City residents and visitors will not take effect until Saturday, but Mayor Holly Daines has already scheduled a vote by the Logan City Council to extend the emergency measure until Dec. 31.

That vote has been set for Aug. 18.

The mayor has informed city council members that City Attorney Kimber Housley has advised that Logan is not required to solicit public comment on the extension of the mask mandate.

In an e-mail message dated Friday, July 31, Daines recommended that no public hearing be scheduled on the mask mandate, but left that decision up to the members of the city council.

While acknowledging that “there are strong feelings on both sides of the mask mandate,” Daines’ message stressed that 80% of e-mails she has received from members of the public are supportive of the mask mandate.

Logan City Councilman Jess Bradfield has indicated that he favors a public hearing on the requested extension, since the mayor provided no opportunity for public discussion of her plan prior to requesting authorization from Gov. Gary Herbert to impose the mask mandate.

“I will fight like hell to represent all Logan residents, not just those on the side (of the mask mandate) that I happen to agree with,” Bradfield said.

“If the mayor or council seek to limit residents’ ability to publicly comment, I will immediately move to strike down the executive order,” he added. “We must allow all sides to have a voice.”

Bradfield explained that he now has reservations about the mask mandate because he feels that Daines misrepresented her intentions when she initially discussed the issue with council members on July 21.

At that time, Daines said that the mask mandate would not be enforced punitively. Under the executive order that Daines signed Thursday, however, individuals can be cited either “administratively or criminally … for repeated or egregious violations.”

That executive order applies to any individual over age five who is medically or psychologically able to tolerate a face covering.

The city ordinance stipulates that a face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth must be worn in “public areas where consistent social distancing of at least six feet is not possible, reasonable or prudent.”

With that order, Logan has joined a handful of other local entities in Utah that have made the wearing of face coverings in public mandatory. Those entities are Salt Lake City and three Utah counties: Grand, Salt Lake and Summit.

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65 Comments

  • Free Bird July 31, 2020 at 6:11 pm Reply

    Time to clobber the council members. This dictator daines needs to be stopped!

    Jess W. Bradfield
    jess.bradfield@loganutah.org
    1638 South 1240 West
    Logan, UT 84321
    Cell: 757-5629

    Amy Z. Anderson
    azadeikanderson@hotmail.com
    1297 North Aspen Drive
    Logan, UT 84341
    Cell: 881-9211

    Tom Jensen
    thomascarljensen@gmail.com
    1000 E 100 N
    Logan, UT 84321
    Cell: 770-0656

    Jeannie F. Simmonds
    jfsimmonds@comcast.net
    109 E 100 N
    Logan, UT 84321
    Home: 753-2833
    Cell: 512-0832

    Mark A. Anderson
    mark.anderson@loganutah.org
    1185 Canyon Road
    Logan, UT 84321
    Home: 753-9090

    • S July 31, 2020 at 9:06 pm Reply

      U should avoid commenting on articles…ur no good @ it…….the incompetent Logan City council are against it……that’s not surprising…” Let’s just go to green”…….the mayor has some …SOME common sense obviously with this mandate….

    • S July 31, 2020 at 9:08 pm Reply

      How DARE you post these people’s personal info. It’s DISCUSTING and un called for. Who the #-$@ do you think you are. Disrespectful …the list goes on. VOTE THEM OUT!!!

    • Ken August 1, 2020 at 12:53 pm Reply

      You post council members personal contact information, but don’t even use your real name. Coward.

      • D August 1, 2020 at 7:09 pm Reply

        Ken, the information posted for the council members is on the Logan City website and anyone can access this information!

        • Ken Conner August 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm Reply

          If I knew your name I could access your information online as well. Should I post it and encourage people to harass you and your family?

          • D August 2, 2020 at 6:13 pm

            Council members have a responsibility to listen to and represent the people of Logan. I haven’t ran for office and do not hold a public office. If I did, then my information would be on the Logan City website and anyone could access that information. If they don’t understand that, then they shouldn’t run for office. Members of the community have the right to be able to contact council members.

      • Deja August 3, 2020 at 3:29 am Reply

        Its public knowledge. Right on Logan City’s web page. Research before opening thy mouth and inserting your own foot into it.😉

    • Deja August 3, 2020 at 3:28 am Reply

      I invite you to comment on a group just created on facebook to out Daines as our mayor. It’s called recall Logan’s tyrannical mayor.

  • Tracy July 31, 2020 at 6:48 pm Reply

    You people in Logan put her in office, you deserve everything you got coming to you.
    I choose to shop outside of the Logan City limits.

    • S July 31, 2020 at 9:09 pm Reply

      AMEN
      ……..good leaders are ALWAYS found during crisis……LOGAN HAS FAILED US

  • Chris Scholle July 31, 2020 at 7:09 pm Reply

    Yes comrades!, who needs public comment when you can censor opposing views and manufacture data to create our new reality of government control. We will tell you when, and why, and how we will open up our economy. Nevermind those things! Now comrade, unite, fall in line. Heil Holly knows best! We demand total alligence to the programmed opinion of the all powerful AI posting bots running on social media. Heil Holly demands total complete obedience! Wear a mask! Do not question! Nevermind, her vow to defend constitutional rights (hahaha), that is so…1984. To hell with science! It relies on meddlesome “truth” and “data”. Silence comrades!, The state has spoken. We are now YOUR religion! God only approves of people hiding in masks, (throwing rocks), supporting known global terror organizations. We will tell you when and how and, coming soon, “whom” you can worship! You stupid American, how dare you object. You desire your Freedom do you? In 100 degree weather?, Just sit down, shut up, and take it. Seriously,… I think NOT!

    • S July 31, 2020 at 9:11 pm Reply

      This was a waste of my time reading…u should avoid commenting on articles……no good @ it..

  • lex July 31, 2020 at 9:35 pm Reply

    We have seen and witnessed numerous socialistic and tyrannical actions in the states run by liberals this year between the strict mandates of Covid19 and the riots they are trying to label as “peaceful protests,” but I never imagined we would have to witness such behavior in our beloved Cache Valley! Shame on you, Mayor Daines for this unconstitutional action.! You join the turn coat, Mitt Romney, as you are a liberal in disquise. I don’t see either one you having a chance at getting reelected.

    • Ken August 1, 2020 at 7:15 pm Reply

      Please read both the Utah and US Constitution and cite the article that you believe supports your theory of a mask mandate being unconstitutional. You not liking it in no way makes it unconstitutional. However, it may make you delusional for thinking that you’d be that important.

      • S August 1, 2020 at 7:52 pm Reply

        AMEN

      • Esther Calvert August 2, 2020 at 12:49 am Reply

        Let’s start with the First Amendment of freedom of speech. An individual’s clothing is considered to be constitutionally protected speech/expression; since a mask is worn on one’s body (the face) it is considered “clothing.” “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….” How about the Fourth Amendment where each individual has the “right to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects…” The Nineth Amendment which delegates powers given BY the people TO the government. We the people have inalienable rights, the government does not. The government has powers that have been delegated to them and are thoroughly outlined in the text of our Constitution. The threat of public health (whether real or imagined), safety, security, etc., does NOT suspend nor does it supercede our individual Constitutionally-protected rights irrespective of the circumstances, the Covid included.

        • Lex August 3, 2020 at 10:33 pm Reply

          Thank you!!

        • Richard August 4, 2020 at 1:51 pm Reply

          You can’t walk around town naked without getting public indecency charges. It’s the same basic principle.

  • Blayne July 31, 2020 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Who are you trying to impress here Daines? Even the most liberal nazis in California and New York haven’t gone to these extremes. You’re embarrassing that last name of yours.

    • Ken Conner August 1, 2020 at 7:15 pm Reply

      Actually they have…

    • S August 1, 2020 at 7:55 pm Reply

      Wait….wait…..wait……people this person might take the top in IGNORANCE!!!. It’s simple….NOTHING !!!!… compares to “Nazi’s”…in 2020. It’s dumb and extremely disrespectful to all who lived in that Hell!.

  • Ethan July 31, 2020 at 10:35 pm Reply

    Even though I am vehemently against a mask mandate (the science is very mixed on the effectiveness of cloth masks), we really need people to stop saying this is unconstitutional, actually, it is very constitutional. Because the constitution gives states control over large amounts of decision making (especially in the area of health) this falls directly within the control of the state. However, with that said, how the heck are we going to police this, and with this having a possibility of becoming a class B misdemeanor!?! If you are not aware that carries up to a $1000 fine! This is very sad that our mayor decided to implement this without a public vote.

    • Ken August 1, 2020 at 7:27 pm Reply

      The science overwhelmingly shows that wear masks, even homemade ones has benefits. Countries and states that have implemented mask wearing are overall fairing better than those that aren’t so the anecdotal evidence also supports mask wearing. Whether of not you choose to believe it may be a different story.

  • White Warrior July 31, 2020 at 10:44 pm Reply

    I would encourage people to become informed on the wearing of masks. Please take a few minutes and watch the following video to help you understand the full implications of wearing masks.

    Mask Facts: The Science & History of Masks in Medicine
    https://themodelhealthshow.com/maskfacts

    • Ken August 1, 2020 at 7:12 pm Reply

      Just because it’s a video on the internet, doesn’t make it true. Please find and cite real research by credible scientific institutions instead of spread false information.

      • White Warrior August 3, 2020 at 10:39 pm Reply

        It actually does cite scientific evidence. That’s what makes it credible!

      • Lex August 3, 2020 at 11:00 pm Reply

        You obviously didn’t read the article as it cites numerous and acurate scientific research. In fact it cites more than any other article on the subject I’ve found!

  • francis July 31, 2020 at 10:53 pm Reply

    i will not wear a mask by mandate.

    • S August 1, 2020 at 7:56 pm Reply

      Woohoo!!!. That’s the dumbest thing I’ve read ALL day

  • The Fox July 31, 2020 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Strange, I thought that 80% were for the mask mandate. Yet I see 100% here in the comments, so far, against marxist executive orders. As for any who want to say that it isn’t about freedoms or rights it is everything to do with that. What it isn’t about is the wearing of masks. No one is telling you not to wear the mask if you wish. What we are against is elected officials stepping around the people to make executive mandates that are not voted on by the people. This is against constitutional rights. It’s far more dangerous then this little virus ever dreamed of being. Don’t believe me, take a little look through history at how many lives socialism and communism claimed. This little virus has nothing on the horrors those ideologies perpetrated on the people.

    • Ken August 1, 2020 at 7:33 pm Reply

      Logan city says you have to wear clothes in public. Is that unconstitutional as well? What about seatbelts or corrective lenses?

    • S August 1, 2020 at 7:58 pm Reply

      U should avoid commenting……ur no good @ it… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • LD July 31, 2020 at 11:11 pm Reply

    This is the first time I wished I lived in Logan so I could not vote for her next year. Does she even pay attention to the numbers in cache valley?

  • William Anderson July 31, 2020 at 11:27 pm Reply

    …and just like that Mayor Daines lost all hope of being re-elected.

    • Ken August 1, 2020 at 7:18 pm Reply

      Wow. What a personal sacrifice. She’s all but ruined her political career so our kids and community have a chance this fall when school starts. If only we were all so selfless.

      • S August 1, 2020 at 7:59 pm Reply

        AMEN

  • JRRT August 1, 2020 at 10:50 am Reply

    Not every issue is political. This is a health and safety issue for the entire community. The old saying “your rights end where mine begin” applies here. When you want to endanger others, then you may have see restriction. Much like the many OTHER safety regulations we already have, wearing a face covering during the pandemic spread of a new virus is to protect the community as a whole, not each of you individually.

    This goes against no Constitutional right that I’m aware of. Perhaps one of you scholars will point out where it says that the government can’t establish laws for the common welfare.

    • S August 1, 2020 at 8:01 pm Reply

      AMEN

    • Deja August 3, 2020 at 3:39 am Reply

      “What we are against is elected officials stepping around the people to make executive mandates that are not voted on by the people.” This is what makes what Daines did so tyrannical and unacceptable. She does NOT want any public commentary or hearings on the matter. Just went ahead and is going forward without any voice from any of the people she serves. THIS is the problem!! If you cannot see this, then YOU are also, part of the problem!!!

  • Pam Rarick August 1, 2020 at 11:22 am Reply

    I frankly disagree with wearing masks until the end of December. I prefer the wait and see approach and access what the covid impact is in early October.
    I will take my business elsewhere if this is made mandatory.
    The mayor may say 80% have voted for masks but many many people may have simply not voted, therefore not represented. Taking a stand to make masks mandatory that far in the future seems more like ” government control”. I vote for our city council who represent all people in Cache county to make an informed decision in late September or October.
    And why aren’t the public allowed to have a say in what they believe is right,? Those are my feelings.

    • Kenneth Conner August 1, 2020 at 7:34 pm Reply

      An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

  • ANNE DIBBLEE MONSEN August 1, 2020 at 12:11 pm Reply

    I have always been grateful to have the opportunity to express my opinon especially when it comes to my community. I appreciate those we vote into office and their willingness to give of their time to serve our community with our imput. I am appreciate knowing those who serve are always wanting to look out for what is best interest for our community. I know it can be a challenge to want to overlook what we say, yet honestly you’re serving the public and I would think you would want to know how we feel. I personally am frustrated with the question of wearing a mask or not. For me, I feel I am capable of making this decision and having to wear a mask to support local stores I will. As, for my government telling me I have to I feel is taking away my freedom to chose. I would hope you would open this up for a public discussion and see what the people, who voted you in feel about this decision. I don’t think it is your place to make this without public imput. Thank you for your time

  • Ken August 1, 2020 at 12:51 pm Reply

    If you all would do the right thing and wear a mask without being told to, no one would have to tell you to. The whole reason we have laws is because a significant portion of society couldnt be bothered to do the right thing without the penalty of consequences. It’s your right to smoke, but you right to smoking doesn’t Trump my right to no getting lung cancer. I knew America was full of selfish babies, but I thought Logan was better than that. You all give money to a lot of charities but when you personally have to do something, you can’t be bothered. Choose the right you hypocrites.

    • S August 1, 2020 at 7:59 pm Reply

      AMEN!!!!!

    • Blayne August 1, 2020 at 10:07 pm Reply

      As cliche as it sounds, if you don’t like it, leave! Wimp.

  • CORY NEWMAN August 1, 2020 at 2:22 pm Reply

    I am upset that the mayor and city council has gone this far on a topic that we see just as much opposing science as we can see science for benefit. When science can’t agree, then there is probably a sham going on. I would like to know how the mask mandate is enforceable under law…..please, I am open to anyone to explain the legalities here. How can I be forced or penalized to wear an object in public. I can see and perhaps will participate in multiple lawsuits against the city and the individuals involved. This feels wrong, it is overstepping, and should be stoped.

  • CORY NEWMAN August 1, 2020 at 2:29 pm Reply

    I am not spending a dime in Logan City hence forth. Please boycott!

    • Ken August 1, 2020 at 7:01 pm Reply

      Cory, businesses don’t cast votes so punishing them seems unfair, in effective and a little cold hearted during these times.

      • S August 1, 2020 at 8:02 pm Reply

        AMEN , VOTE THEM OUT

  • Bill (be excellent) Esquire August 1, 2020 at 4:18 pm Reply

    God forbid any of you were alive during the Second World War and really had to sacrifice for to help people. But sure, go on about how masks are tyrannical.

    • S August 1, 2020 at 8:03 pm Reply

      Amen!!!!!!!!!!!

  • L August 1, 2020 at 6:44 pm Reply

    Only way to combat this is to write the council members and mayor. Those in favor of this bill have begun a email campaign and we can not let there voices overshadow the silent majority. If you dont want to be forced to wear a mask, a fear reminder for our kids, have fines imposed on already struggling citizens, and have citizens snitching on other citizens, all in the name of safety then Please write or call them. People of cache valley are smart, decent, and common sense enough to do what they need to do to protect themselves and loved ones. Not to be forced by a elite mayor.

    • Ken Conner August 1, 2020 at 7:37 pm Reply

      Tell that to the people at JBS. Oh wait that’s Hyrum – we all know they’re all degenerates down there.

    • S August 1, 2020 at 8:06 pm Reply

      Don’t u get it???????????…..people are too incompetent to do right thing!!!!. Hints mask mandate. Look in the mirror……yup, that’s why we’re having the mandate

  • Ken August 1, 2020 at 7:06 pm Reply

    Cory, businesses don’t cast votes so punishing them seems unfair, in effective and a little cold hearted during these times.

  • Abe August 1, 2020 at 7:07 pm Reply

    What is the legal basis for an executive order? What duly passed law backs up this order? I really want to know, because I don’t believe the executive, whether in a city or state government can unilaterally create law. If there isn’t a law backing this then there can be no enforcement.

    • S August 1, 2020 at 8:08 pm Reply

      Dumb incompetent people. + Pandemic = mask mandate

    • S August 1, 2020 at 8:11 pm Reply

      Oh, and BTW..there is a federal level of government that makes laws…….there is a state level of government that makes laws…..there is local level of government..GOV herbert is effective and JUST! by allowing local government to make effective and enforce.

  • Ken Conner August 1, 2020 at 8:10 pm Reply

    We all know that the reason Mayor Daines issued this mandate is because people weren’t doing the right thing when given the choice. I’ve watched people in Logan celebrate their 65 year anniversary on opposite sides of a window. I’ve seen the families from JBS struggling to put food on the table and I’ve seen the toll the wearing PPE takes on our healthcare workers. That alone should inspire us all to do our part, but sadly it hasn’t.

    There are two was to squash this pandemic – either everyone gets it, or we stop the spread and wait for a vaccine. The first will destroy our economy and way of life since herd immunity requires at lease 50-60% of the population to become infected and live (only 160 million more infections to go!) The second requires everyone, doing everything the can – including wearing a mask. This limp along state that we are in is idiotic and could last for years. The NASDAQ is doing create but us middle class folk are struggling.

    Today in the 100 degree heat me and my five year old wore our masks while choring and playing outside. I figure if he can wear it in today’s heat, school will be a breeze. Had our nation or our state acted sooner maybe he wouldn’t be required to wear a mask in kindergarten.

    School is starting soon, USU will be back soon then it’s flu and bad are season. Lets do all we can now to improve our position come winter.

  • Lynne August 1, 2020 at 8:40 pm Reply

    I am still angry about this unnecessary mask mandate as it is. She said that people would only be given a lecture, but now according to the news police can give you a citation. They don’t have enough to do that they can hang out all day writing mask citations when I can’t get them to respond to a complaint. Their priorities are all messed up. I think the citizens of Logan need to keep her phone lines jammed and let her know what we think about this mandate much less imposing another one in 30 days. She is power hunger. I didn’t live her when she was voted in, but you can believe that I when she come up for re-election I’m going to make sure I help to vote her out.

  • Mark Stokes August 1, 2020 at 9:38 pm Reply

    Are you Masketeers ready to go till the end of the year with Holly Daines ridiculous mandate that is killing Logan businesses? Governor Herbert was reluctant to give this the green light without a public hearing. Whether you favor the Mask or not there needs to be a public hearing about this before the August 18 Vote!

  • KW August 1, 2020 at 9:44 pm Reply

    Assume good intent.

  • Bo August 13, 2020 at 9:09 am Reply

    It’s just a mask, it’s not a big deal, and it’s not going to hurt you. You wear a shirt and shoes when you go into a place of business because you’re asked to, and I don’t hear anyone babbling on about that going against their “constitutional rights.” People who are getting their undies in a twist over this need to stop being babies about it, and learn how to just be respectful.

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