ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. —
St. Lucie County Tuesday night became the latest Florida county to repeal its mask mandate.
Commissioners voted 4-1 to end the mandate that required masks inside government buildings.
Public comment on the issue lasted for hours, and it was obvious from the very beginning how the majority of the crowd felt about the mandate. “Repeal this mandate,” demanded resident Matthew Pilch, the first speaker of the evening. The mandate in St. Lucie County had been in place since last July. Tuesday night, resident after resident stepped up to the podium to ask commissioners to get rid of it.