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Masks, Face Coverings Mandated to Help Prevent COVID-19 Spread

Post Date:06/25/2020 11:46 AM

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (June 25, 2020) – Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order 2020-012 requiring masks or face coverings in Palm Beach County. The order states that it is applicable in all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County and is effective Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

Per the Palm Beach County order, facial coverings must be worn by all persons, other than those specifically exempted, while obtaining any good or service or otherwise visiting or working in any business or establishment, including entering, exiting, and otherwise moving around within the establishment. Facial coverings must be worn by all persons in public places where social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines is not possible or not being practiced.

All persons accessing governmental buildings for the purposes of conducting public business, visitation, contracting, maintenance, delivery, or any other activity requiring a presence in a governmental building shall always wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC while present in the building.

A facial covering includes any covering which snugly covers the nose and mouth, whether store bought or homemade, mask or clothing covering including but not limited to, a scarf, bandana, handkerchief, or other similar cloth covering and which is secured in place. More specific guidance is contained in the order.

All businesses and establishments shall ensure compliance with the provisions of this order and shall establish a process for verification of compliance upon customer entry into the establishment. Specific signage must be displayed in the business and is attached to the order and available online. Retail Sign. Restaurant Sign. Signage must be posted conspicuously for easy visibility at all entry points. There will be a grace period to display signage.

Violations can be reported by calling (561)-24COVID or emailing covidcompliance@pbcgov.org. Violations are subject to fines and/or other remedies.

To view the executive order, please visit: https://www.wpb.org/home/showdocument?id=2274.

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