Florida cities make masks mandatory after coronavirus surge

Florida cities, including Orlando and Tampa, are asking the public to wear public masks, as the public is struggling with an increase in coronavirus cases.

Mandatory order is valid in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orange County, According to News4Jax.

Orange County, including Orlando, was the first to enforce masks that apply to any person “living, visiting, or doing business.”

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor followed the rule after an emergency meeting Thursday.

“The only way to stop this is by wearing a mask. This is the only way, ”said Castor. Tampa Bay Times reported.“Firstly, I don’t want to wait until it passes the point of no return.”

The order in Tampa and St. Petersburg will be valid at 17:00. Friday.

In Tampa, it applies to all indoor and outdoor spaces outside the home where social distance is not possible. It will be applied with civil references. Children under the age of 2 are exempt and will put face masks on anyone who needs a city person.

Meanwhile, officials in the neighboring Pinellas District, including St. Petersburg, are weighing a mandatory mask order.

Florida Keys wants visitors to wear face masks or be fined $ 500 in indoor businesses by June 2021.

Sunshine State saw recently rising COVID-19 infection rates, and 3,207 people tested positive only on Thursday – the biggest one-day increase since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 83,854 people tested positively on Thursday and 3,061 people died.

Governor Ron DeSantis blamed increased tests and the disturbing increase in “overwhelmingly Spanish” workers.

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