Businesses subject to penalty under Erie County Executive Order


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ERIE COUNTY (WIVB)–Erie County Executive says he’s received multiple reports from employees saying employers were preventing people from wearing masks.

He says this lead to him signing an executive order Thursday prohibiting businesses from preventing people from wearing face-covering and gloves.

Poloncarz says any business that prohibits staff or customers from wearing protective gear are subject to penalties.

That includes fines that could equal a misdemeanor.

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