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Irmo council passes emergency face mask ordinance

The ordinance passed by a vote of 3-2.

IRMO, S.C. — The town of Irmo has joined other Midlands towns with passing a facemask ordinance. 

The council voted at Tuesday's meeting with a 3-2 vote to pass the 30-day ordinance. 

The Mayor Walker spoke about how important it was to protect the citizens of the town.

The ordinance requires anyone in the town of Irmo to wear a face covering if they are entering a food or retail establishment. 

The ordinance begins Tuesday and if violated the person could be fined $25.00 there is no fine for businesses.