Two Macon-Bibb County Commissioners want residents to be required to wear masks

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Two Macon-Bibb County Commissioners say they want county residents to be required to wear face masks in public.

During Tuesday night’s pre-commission meeting, Commissioner Elaine Lucas said she wants a resolution to be made up for this proposed requirement. Commissioner Joe Allen said he agrees with Lucas.

As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, Macon-Bibb County had 1,346 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 41 virus related deaths, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Right now, Savannah is the only city in Georgia that requires its residents to wear face masks in public.

Governor Brian Kemp is encouraging Georgia residents to wear a mask, but isn’t requiring it.




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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.