(7-26-20) Local law enforcement has been put into the middle of the mandatory mask policy by Governor Mike DeWine.
Each department has issued different responses, in Wapakoneta it could lead to a disorderly conduct and/or a trespass investigation.
Wapakoneta Police Department Statement
If we receive phone calls about individuals not wearing masks, we will direct callers to contact our local health department.
If we receive phone calls of individuals refusing to leave an establishment because they refuse to wear a mask that has been requested by the business, we will respond to help defuse the situation. Once we respond, the behavior of the individual(s) could lead to a disorderly conduct and/or a trespass investigation.
We will not be stopping people to check for mask compliance. We strongly recommend people be considerate of others health and well being during this mandatory mask order.