The PHD Health Board voted to issue a mandatory Mask Mandate for the entire health district, comprising of all 5 counties in the district.
Those who voted IN FAVOR OF the mask mandate:
- Jai Nelson - Kootenai County
- Marlow Thompson - Benewah County
- Mike Fitzgerald - Shoshone County
- Richard McLandress - Kootenai County
Those who voted AGAINST the mask mandate:
- Glenn Bailey - Bonner County
- Allen Banks - Bonner County
Walt Kirby of Boundary County recused himself and abstained from voting.
Jai Nelson, with the PHD, stated during the meeting that that they are "REQUIRED to do all things for the preservation and protection of the public health". She is quoting directly (with the exception of the word "required") from Idaho 39-414(2).
THIS IS THE SECTION THAT WE NEED TO GET CHANGED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS MADNESS FROM OUR HEALTH DISTRICTS!!!!!!
This is a power that is said to have been delegated to the Health Districts by the legislature of Idaho, but the legislature does not have the power or authority to give ANY un-elected bureau unlimited powers to "do all things for the preservation and protection of the public health".