It's only been a few days since Midland Mayor Patrick Payton said that Governor Abbott's Mask Mandate couldn't and wouldn't be enforced--now comes word that the Midland City Council has added discussion of a Mask Ordinance. It's been added to the agenda for the upcoming meeting on Tuesday the 17th at 10am.

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If it's approved, companies and owners of buildings and other enclosed areas open to the public could see fines up to $500 for not enforcing the ordinance. The medical community has been urging local officials to mandate masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19, with the numbers in the Midland-Odessa area at the highest they've been since the pandemic started.