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Sheriff's Ban on Masks Likely to Lead to More Comp Claims, Some Say

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Friday, August 14, 2020 | 628 | 3 | 53 min read

First responders' attorneys are warning that a Florida sheriff's ban on face masks will lead to more COVID-19 sickness and more workers' compensation claims. “This is literally unfathomable,” attorney Geoff Bichler said Thursday, two days after Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods announced that his employees are now forbidden from wearing face coverings, despite evidence showing that masks help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Woods also said members of the public who enter the office wearing masks will be asked to remove the cover or leave the premises. Exce...

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