Recently, the Board of Health of the City of Nashua NH recommended that
the Board of Aldermen approve a new ordinance. This ordinance, a
reaction to the Covid-19 virus, is named Nashua Ordinance O-20-18,
"Relative to Face Coverings." The ordinance may be viewed at
Let me begin by saying that if someone wants to wear a mask because they
feel that it would protect themselves from others, I’m fine with it.
If someone wants to wear a mask to protect others from themselves, I
approve. These are their personal choices.
As “guidance”, the ordinance contains several good ideas. But as a
legally enforceable ordinance (obey or pay a fine, or possibly be
brought to court), the ordinance fails. There are far too many
deficiencies that act as anti-business measures, and others that cause