City Of Oceanside Will Not Enforce State Mask Mandate

(Oceanside, CA) — Leaders in another San Diego County city are saying they will not be enforcing the state’s indoor mask mandate. Oceanside City Council member Christopher Rodriguez tells KGTV if the state wants the mandate enforced, it will have to provide the resources and the manpower to make it happen. Rodriguez says while the city’s police department and other agencies will not be enforcing the mandate, he supports individual businesses owner’s God-given rights to regulate their business as they see fit. Oceanside Mayor Esther Sanchez says the city has always left enforcement of pandemic-related health orders up to the county, but she’s encouraging residents to mask up when they go to the grocery store and other public places. Earlier this week the mayors of two other San Diego County cities, Coronado and El Cajon, said they would not be using city resources to monitor compliance with the latest state mandate.