The following is a statement from Wartburg Mayor Jonathan Dagley:
Due to the current circumstances and the increase of COVID-19 cases, stores are beginning to mandate that masks must be worn to enter and shop. As Mayor of the City of Wartburg, and with the support of Chief of Police Teddy Bales, we will not support or enforce any mask mandate within the City limits of Wartburg. This is an infringement upon your rights as citizens of this country and we will not be enforcing any such mandate. If you choose to wear a mask that is your right and your choice to do so, but since the masks mandate isn’t a law, then there is no way we can legally support it.