Palm Beach County residents sue over mask requirement

July 1, 2020 | By  | South Florida Sun Sentinel |

Construction workers wear masks on a hot day at Mizner on the Green in Boca Raton on June 25. Four Palm Beach County residents filed a lawsuit Tuesday, challenging the county’s mask requirement that went into effect last week. (Amy Beth Bennett / South Florida Sun Sentinel)

“Four Palm Beach County residents have sued the county to force a repeal of the rule requiring that masks be worn in public places…”

‘…It names Palm Beach County and its mayor and county commissioners as defendants.

The four residents are being represented by Pompano Beach attorney Louis Leo IV, who could not be reached for comment by phone or email. He has, however, spoken at past Palm Beach County Commission meetings in opposition to shutdowns and masks.”

“I do not presently know anyone who has suffered or died from contracting coronavirus,” he said May 5 at a commission meeting. “However, I do know many who are suffering from losing jobs, isolation, depression, divorce and CDC recommendations that have become unconstitutional mandates. Our friends and family are now unable to enjoy life and pursue happiness.”

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