Sanford creates hotline, email address for people to report business violating COVID-19 orders

Sanford police are getting the word out about a consumer complaint line where people can report businesses that are not adhering to city and state coronavirus mandates.Some residents are calling it a “tattle tale line,” while others said something has to be done to rein in recent outbreaks in the community.The police department teamed up with York County Community Action to encourage people to call or email if they see businesses not following the city’s mandatory mask ordinance or other orders.Police posted the email address and phone number to its Facebook page, and the post received hundreds of comments.Police Chief Thomas Connolly said officers will give out written warnings first and then repeat offenders could be charged.”Wearing a mask, contrary to what some people say, is not a violation of their constitutional rights. It’s not something that’s evil. It’s not one of the deadly sins,” Connolly said.City officials said they have received about 100 calls so far. York County Community Action has sent out health educators and are providing businesses with personal protective equipment, if needed.The email address people can use is keepmehealthy@yccac.org or they can call 207-206-1295.

Sanford police are getting the word out about a consumer complaint line where people can report businesses that are not adhering to city and state coronavirus mandates.

Some residents are calling it a “tattle tale line,” while others said something has to be done to rein in recent outbreaks in the community.

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The police department teamed up with York County Community Action to encourage people to call or email if they see businesses not following the city’s mandatory mask ordinance or other orders.

Police posted the email address and phone number to its Facebook page, and the post received hundreds of comments.

Police Chief Thomas Connolly said officers will give out written warnings first and then repeat offenders could be charged.

“Wearing a mask, contrary to what some people say, is not a violation of their constitutional rights. It’s not something that’s evil. It’s not one of the deadly sins,” Connolly said.

City officials said they have received about 100 calls so far. York County Community Action has sent out health educators and are providing businesses with personal protective equipment, if needed.

The email address people can use is keepmehealthy@yccac.org or they can call 207-206-1295.