Bristol Virginia police to residents: Quit bombarding 9-1-1 with calls about face mask law
The Bristol Virginia Police Department made an appeal on social media to keep residents from bombarding 9-1-1 concerning the new face mask law in the Commonwealth.
The message was published during the first day of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s directive to wear protective face coverings inside retail locations and other establishments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abingdon Chief of Police Tony Sullivan also took to social media to voice his frustration with the governor’s new order. He said on Twitter that the ordinance will be impossible to enforce by the Virginia Department of Health and the law places business owners in a bad role as enforcers.
— Chief Sullivan (@Chief_APD) May 29, 2020
(PHOTO: Associated Press)