Environmental health inspectors, whose job it is to keep food safe, will instead serve as the facemask Gestapo and harass Charlotte-area businesses into compliance with Mecklenburg County’s orders, WBTV reported.
The county euphemistically referred to these bilingual, multicultural health bureaucrats as “mask ambassadors.”
County Commissioner Susan Harden asked Charlotte–Mecklenburg Police Department Deputy Chief Jeff Estes to publish data about punishments given to businesses that violate health mandates.
“Our community is begging us to enforce because they recognize enforcement is one of the few tools we have to actually mitigate this virus,” Harden said, without providing any evidence.
Elaine Powell, vice chair of the county commissioners, also said she wants more enforcement from officers and penalties for citizens who fail to abide by decrees from the health bureaucracy.
“I’m not in Wonderland—some people need a penalty. They’re sassy and don’t understand how serious this is,” Powell said.
County Manager Dena Diorio emphasized education instead of enforcement.
“We think that education and informing can actually go a long way,” County Manager Dena Diorio said. “We’re really looking forward to getting started.”
The North Carolina county issued the mask mandate “to slow the spread of COVD-19,” even though the initial reason for such orders has gone away.
Public Health Director Gibbie Harris said both the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests and hospitalizations are going down.
“We’re seeing some good news at the moment. …We need to stay focused to make sure that these numbers continue to go in the right direction,” Harris said.
Mecklenburg County health officials have said that they are not worried about the county’s medical resources being overwhelmed, yet political leaders unscientifically press forward with their tyrannical orders, WBTV reported.
Meanwhile, the state will continue to crush bars, gyms, and entertainment venues with mandatory closures.
The county police are also enforcing a mandatory 11 p.m. curfew for restaurants.