Bentonville City Council pass mask ordinance effective immediately

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Bentonville City Council members unanimously passed a mask ordinance Tuesday.

The ordinance requires people to wear face coverings according to the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines.

People who chose to not wear a mask at a business that requires a face covering should be asked to leave or put one on.

Council leaders say this ordinance shows their support for business owners.

“This is not a mandate this is simply affirmation of what companies have a right to do in their private business in their private right as a business owner to enforce the rules in which they wish to do,” councilmember Bill Burckart said.

The ordinance is effective immediately.

Check out a list of Northwest Arkansas and River Valley cities that require a mask.

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