MANILA, PHILIPPINES - DECEMBER 13: A worker wearing a facemask and face shield to protect against COVID-19 cleans tables at a food court inside a mall on December 13, 2020 in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. The COVID-19 pandemic will make 2.7 million more Filipinos poor this year on top of a record slide in the Philippines gross domestic product (GDP), the World Bank said. On their December economic update for the Philippines, the World Bank nonetheless remains optimistic that the economy will recover starting 2021 as quarantine restrictions ease and as COVID-19 vaccines become available. The Philippines so far has confirmed more than 448,000 cases of the coronavirus disease, with more than 8,700 deaths, making it the second-worst hit country by the pandemic in Southeast Asia. The government has banned big gatherings and parties in the Christmas-crazed nation, which usually begins celebrations as early as September and lasts until the end of January. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)

City of Concord officials say they are aware and ready to act ahead of a scheduled “Trash the Mask” event that organizers claim is happening at Concord Mills.

City of Concord officials and the Concord Police Department are aware of the “Trash the Mask” event posted across social media platforms by individuals not affiliated with the mall.

Officials say city personnel have been and will continue to work with Simon Property officials to determine an appropriate course of action, as with any event or incident on mall property.

Throughout the continuation of the current Executive Order, Simon Properties officials will be addressing and educating individuals of the Governor’s Executive Order if they are seen not wearing a mask on the property while not actively consuming food or drink.

Officials say mall personnel will offer a free mask for those who do not have one available. Per Simon Property management, their personnel will ask those continuing to deny using a mask to vacate mall property.

Once an individual is asked to leave and does not comply, Simon Properties can contact Concord Police.

As with any trespassing report on private property, Concord Police has the authority to escort individuals off the property and issue a trespassing charge.

The City of Concord continues to encourage all individuals to follow the guidance set forth by our health care providers.