On Tuesday, the same day Florida marked a new daily high for deaths from COVID-19, Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods banned his deputies from wearing masks on the job. More at @washingtonpost. https://t.co/eJR1i5kJBk— The Marshall Project (@MarshallProj) August 12, 2020
He also banned mask-wearing by outside visitors to sheriff's offices. And at the jail he oversees, "At least 36 employees at the Marion County Jail, and seven outside the jail — including patrol officers — have tested positive for COVID-19. More than 200 inmates have tested positive. An infected nurse at the jail recently died."
Woods made the announcement hours after participating in a conference call with Donald Trump.