A new survey been launched in the lead up to the Palmer City Council’s special meeting on Nov. 18 where it will vote on whether to issue a citywide mask mandate – both indoors and outside.

The online survey is aimed at ascertaining the economic impact of a mask mandate. It asks one simple question: “Are you more or less likely to shop in Palmer if there is a mask mandate?”

The proposed mandate states in part: “All individuals must wear masks or face coverings over their noses and mouths when they are indoors in public settings or communal spaces outside the home, or outdoors when at a gathering or, when not at a gathering, when 6 feet of physical distancing from non-household members, (or small chosen close group) cannot be maintained.”

To read more details about the mandate, click here.

Survey looks to see if residents will shop in Palmer under a mask mandate

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Bruce E Mosher says:

    I will shop else ware

  • FedUP says:

    The link is wrong in the article. I would paste it here but I doubt comments are allowed to share links. Just click on the link in the article and scroll down a few posts until you see the green survey monkey graphic, that’s where the survey is.

  • Alaska Voter says:

    Link goes to FB and most real conservatives have cl8sed accounts. I know I have two years ago saw the control they were starting to exert on free speech.

  • janelle griffith says:

    This is the new survey link! I am the original creator. Survey monkey wanted a ton of $$ to see results. My apologies for not doing my homework before hand.
    Will you be more or less likely to shop in Palmer if there is a mask mandate?

  • Douglas r Hall says:

    I would shop less , if a mask mandate. Thanks Doug Hall

  • David Witt says:

    If this passes, not only will I totally shop somewhere else, it will probably cost me my job!

  • Michael S Totten says:

    Amazon will deliver to your door on weekends. Just saying. They tried this in certain cities in texas and everybody started going with amazon. Walmart took huge hits. Academy sports has empty shelves. Most other stores have seen huge profit losses. Now they have loosened up on the mask Nazis. There are a few places that still try to oppress customers but if you throw a big enough fit they give up pretty easily

  • Mike Phillips says:

    I will still shop in Palmer, seems like wearing a mask doesn’t hurt anyone and can only help. Not sure what the big deal is


    What scares me the most is that this dictator in the making wants to allow no public notice of the city council. I am shaking my head in wonder at how much we citizens are going to take and when we are going to rise up. I would lead a movement to do so but can’t due to major health problems, but sure would be available to help.

  • Rod Schultz says:

    I will take my business elsewhere….

  • Cathie Dawson says:

    Shop some where else

  • Rosa Bluemchen says:

    I truly would love to support the Palmer shops but if they are enforcing this illegal act then I will force myself to shop elsewhere. As the parent of a deaf person my daughter relies on lip reading of her closest ones and others she interacts with; this is totally discriminatory. The masks are not the real truth, you are not circulating air properly you are breathing in your own crap. This is an absolutely totalitarian idea and is contradicting human rights and the purpose of democracy by not giving notices to the public. She should be recalled.