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Huntington Beach Council Votes to Ban Mask, COVID Vaccine Mandates



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Leaders in one Southern California city are taking steps to make sure their community doesn’t have to deal with masks or COVID-19 mandates.  

The Huntington Beach City Council voted four-to-three this week to ban universal mask and COVID vaccine mandates in the city.  Those who test positive for COVID-19 would still have to wear a mask in certain settings.  

Supporters of the ban say such mandates infringe on the freedoms of Huntington Beach residents.  

Opponents say the city never had a mask or COVID mandate to begin with and that the vote was just political grandstanding.