Lawsuit Shoots Down Thurston County Mask Requirement
The Freedom Foundation has successfully helped overturn a mask edict put in place in May by the Acting Thurston County Health Director.
According to information released Wednesday by the Foundation (A think and action tank group based in WA, OR, CA and Ohio):
"Two days before a scheduled court appearance, Thurston County has scrapped its controversial surgical mask requirement rather than even defend it.
“(Acting Thurston County Health Director) Diana Yu said this edict would be in place until the COVID-19 virus was eliminated,” said Shella Sadovnik, litigation counsel for the Freedom Foundation, which filed a lawsuit and motion for a preliminary injunction challenging the regulation on June 17.
“I’m not sure she realizes the Spanish Flu is still around 102 years after it was first reported,” she said. “But the mask requirement in Thurston County didn’t even last a month.”
Yu announced on May 27 that surgical masks would be required in every public venue in Thurston County for all residents over the age of 4, prompting the Freedom Foundation to file its lawsuit and motion."
The Foundation said Yul, who is an un-elected county official, overstepped her bounds by imposing the order, which violates both state and Federal Constitution.
The Freedom Foundation, which was created in 1991, were also the group that brought to light that 19 of Governor Inslee's 27 Safe Start COVID Advisors were ALSO contributors to his last Governor's re-election campaign.
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