While most elected officials in Erie County have been urging residents to wear masks and avoid large gatherings, there's one who plans to do everything but.

WGRZ reports Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw is planning to attend a Dyngus Day tailgate, where people are urged to burn their masks in exchange for a donation:

According to the promotional flyer posted on his social media pages, there is free beer and a fire pit where you can make a donation to burn masks. Donations will go to Polonia charities.

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"I think it's a lot smarter than Mark Poloncarz having a condom and Narcan giveaway at an indoor facility, The Broadway Market, encouraging large crowds of people to go to a taxpayer funded condom and Narcan giveaway," Mychajliw told WGRZ.

Mychajliw said people can social distance and be safe, and he does not plan to burn a mask.

WGRZ asked the comptroller if he wears a mask, and Mychajliw replied, "only if I have to."

The CDC recommends all people ages 2 and over wear masks.

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