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 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.