Papillion City Council to continue mask mandate discussion Thursday night

Posted at 10:17 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 11:17:06-05

PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) — Thursday’s city council meeting in Papillion will be the third in three days, coming one night after an emotional public hearing.

Those on both sides spoke out about the issue Wednesday night.

Related: Papillion city council hears from citizens on mask mandate; third reading scheduled for Thursday

Several health officials said the mandate is needed to help save lives.

Mandate opponents called it a case of government overreach.

Some said while they understand face masks can help, they do not want to see it become and legal and police issue.

Thursday will be the proposed mandate's third reading, which means the city council can vote on it.

If approved, Papillion will join La Vista, Ralston and Gretna as area cities that added mandates in the past two weeks.

Before that, Omaha and Lincoln were the only Nebraska cities with mask mandates.

Thursday's Papillion city council meeting starts at 7 p.m.

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