The Boone Town Council Tuesday voted to remove the self isolation requirement of its latest State of Emergency declaration.

The Watauga Democrat reports Council voted 4-1 to remove that section of the declaration passed May 21.

According to the report, the motion was made by Councilperson Loretta Clawson, who was absent from the May 21 meeting. Clawson and councilpersons Dustin Hicks, Nancy LaPlaca and Connie Ulmer voted to remove the self-isolation order, while Sam Furgiuele, who originally proposed the amendments, voted against the motion.

The Council also voted to make clarifications to the requirements of employees of public establishments to wear face masks when interacting with the public, social distancing requirements and requirements for screening employees, and other measures, and to delay the them until June 2, to allow time for educating businesses and the public about the requirements.

A motion to require people to wear face masks when entering establishments open to the public failed by a 3-2 vote.

Last Friday, a judge granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the enforcement of the 14 day isolation requirement, filed by attorney Nathan Miller on behalf of Anne-Marie Yates, Mountain Resort Management, Hospitality Group of Hickory and Smokey Mountain Hospitality. According to the report, Miller had not yet spoken to his clients about Tuesday's Council vote.