Florida Department of Health Issues Additional Public Health Advisory

On June 20, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) issued an additional Public Health Advisory in response to COVID-19, providing recommendations to protect Floridians and visitors from this virus. This advisory is in addition to steps that the DOH has taken to increase mitigation measures, including the purchase of 20 million cloth masks, which are being distributed statewide. Also on June 20, Governor DeSantis directed the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to increase inspections to ensure that businesses are adhering to applicable Phase 1 and Phase 2 guidance.

The Public Health Advisory provides the following recommendations:

1. All individuals in Florida should wear masks in any setting where social distancing is not possible, unless any of the following apply:

    • A child is under two years of age;
    • An individual has one or more medical conditions or disabilities that prevent wearing a face covering;
    • An individual is obtaining a service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service;
    • An individual works in a profession where use of a face covering will not be compatible with the duties of the profession; or
    • An individual is engaged in outdoor work or recreation with appropriate social distancing in place.

2. All individuals over the age of 65 and all individuals of any age with high-risk health conditions should limit personal interactions outside of the home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

3. All individuals should refrain from participation in social or recreational gatherings of more than 50 people. For all gatherings of fewer than 50 people, individuals should practice social distancing by maintaining a distance of at least six feet from each other and wearing a face covering.

Link to DOH’s Public Health Advisory: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20200622-SOF-DOH-Public-Health-Advisory.pdf

Local Government COVID-19 Responses and Orders Requiring Face Coverings

NORTHWEST FLORIDA – No Local Ordinances


Gadsden County: 5/29/2020 Resolution 20-24 (Mandatory face mask usage): https://www.gadsdencountyfl.gov/COVID-19/Resources/Resolution2020-24_052920.pdf

Leon County: 5/21/2020 Leon County Response & Reopening Plan (Face masks recommended for face-to-face interactions where social distancing cannot be maintained): https://www.fl-counties.com/sites/default/files/2020-05/Leon%205.21.20%20Response%20%26%20Reopening%20Plan.pdf


City of Daytona Beach: 6/18/2020 Resolution No. 20- (Executive Order requiring visitors entering City Hall or other city facilities to wear a face covering and strongly recommending that all persons in the city who are over the age of two and medically able wear a face covering when in public and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance): http://www.codb.us/DocumentCenter/View/18522/2020-June-17_NS_8A-Face-Masks-City-Hall_Public_Extending-Local-State-of-Emergency--REVISED-061720


Martin County: 6/19/2020 Emergency Order 20-11 (Requiring employees of certain businesses/establishments to wear face masks and strongly recommending face masks for all other citizens): https://www.martin.fl.us/resources/martin-county-emergency-order-20-11

Orange County: 6/18/2020 Emergency Order No. 2020-23 (Requiring face coverings): https://www.ocfl.net/portals/0/library/Emergency-Safety/docs/coronavirus/2020-23%20EEO.pdf

Osceola County: 4/13/2020 Emergency Order No. 5 (Requiring face coverings with certain exceptions): https://www.osceola.org/core/fileparse.php/7578/urlt/Executive-Order-5-face-covering.pdf

City of Kissimmee: 4/10/2020 Executive Order No. 4 (Requiring face coverings with certain exemptions): https://www.kissimmeeresponds.com/face-covering-faq

City of St. Cloud: 4/24/2020 Community Advisory #4 (Mandating face coverings): http://www.stcloud.org/1821/Community-Advisory-9-51520


Alachua County: 4/3/2020 Emergency Order 20-15 (Allowing use by individuals of personal protective equipment): https://alachuacounty.us/Depts/Communications/Documents/ADACompliant/PPEEmergency2020-13.pdf

5/26/2020 Second Amendment to Emergency Order 20-25 (Requiring facial coverings): https://www.fl-counties.com/sites/default/files/2020-05/Alachua%20-%205.26.20%20-%20EO20-25_Full_Phase%20I_Amendment_2_5-25-20_version3.pdf

6/10/2020 Emergency Order 20-30 (Mandatory facial coverings): https://alachuacounty.us/Depts/Communications/Documents/ADACompliant/EO20-30Phase2_OrderFfinal.pdf

Lake County: 5/1/2020: Resolution No. 2020-51 (Encouraging face masks to be worn consistent with CDC guidelines):  https://lakecountyfl.gov/offices/emergency_management/whiteboard/files/Resolution%202020-51%20Reopening%20Guidelines_5-1-2020.pdf


Hillsborough County: 6/22/2020 Emergency Ordinance Pending

Article: Hillsborough County leaders to vote on mandatory face mask ordinance Monday

City of Tampa: 6/19/2020 Executive Order 2020-27 (Mandatory face coverings with exceptions): https://www.tampagov.net/sites/default/files/public%3A/additionalfiles/executiveorder-masks.pdf

Pinellas County: 6/18/2020 Ordinance Pending

Article: Pinellas County inches closer to requiring face masks/The County Commission will consider a proposed ordinance on Tuesday

City of St. Petersburg: 6/17/2020 Executive Order No. 2020-24 (Requiring businesses to ensure that employees wear face coverings in areas open to the public): http://www.stpete.org/emergency/docs/EO%202020-24%20-%20Business%20Mitigation.pdf

Polk County: 6/19/2020 No plans to implement

Article: Polk Co. officials: No plans to enact mask requirement, Lakeland launches awareness campaign

City of Lakeland: 6/22/2020 No plans to implement

Article: Lakeland city leaders will not implement emergency mask order

Sarasota County & City of Sarasota: 6/22/2020 Ordinances Pending

Article: Sarasota may consider mandatory mask order


City of Naples: 6/19/2020 Pending

Article: Masks required in parts of state; SWFL leaders unsure how it would work


Broward County: 4/10/2020 Administrator's Emergency Order 20-07 (Requiring all persons providing essential services to wear facial coverings during public interactions and requiring all members of the public to use facial coverings when obtaining essential services): https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/2020-0410%20-%20Emergency%20Order%2020-07.pdf

City of Coconut Creek: 4/7/2020 Proclamation (Encouraging use of facial masks): https://www.coconutcreek.net/docs/default-source/coronavirus/proclamation-encouraging-the-use-of-facial-masks-final-(3).pdf?sfvrsn=2cb8c08a_2

City of Cooper City: 4/10/2020 Emergency Order #5 (Urging use of face coverings and requiring employees and patrons of pharmacies, restaurants, and grocery stores to wear face masks): https://www.coopercityfl.org/vertical/Sites/%7B6B555694-E6ED-4811-95F9-68AA3BD0A2FF%7D/uploads/04-10-20_Emergency_Order_5.pdf

City of Coral Springs: 4/8/2020 Emergency Order 2020-13 (Encouraging use of cloth masks by residents and visitors): https://www.coralsprings.org/home/showdocument?id=16649

4/10/2020 Amended Emergency Order 2020-13 (Requiring use of cloth masks by residents and visitors): https://www.coralsprings.org/home/showdocument?id=16673

City of Dania Beach: 4/10/2020 Amended Supplemental Declaration of Emergency (Requiring employees and customers of grocery stores, hardware stores, pharmacies and restaurants to wear face masks, requiring delivery service employees to wear face masks, and encouraging employees and customers of essential retail and commercial establishments to wear face masks): https://daniabeachfl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14538/Amended-Supplemental-Declaration-of-Emergency---Face-Mask-Order-April-10-2020

City of Davie: 4/6/2020 Emergency Order 20-03 (Face coverings consistent with CDC recommendations): https://www.davie-fl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11377/Town-of-Davie-Executive-Order--20-03-Face-Coverings

City of Fort Lauderdale: 4/10/2020 Declaration of Emergency Regulations (Requiring face coverings): https://www.fortlauderdale.gov/home/showdocument?id=45993

City of Hollywood: 4/8/2020 Emergency Order 20-02 (Mandating face masks): https://www.hollywoodfl.org/DocumentCenter/View/17380/City-of-Hollywood-EO-20-02-Facial-Covering-Order

City of Lauderhill: 4/8/2020 SOE 20-08 (Encouraging use of face coverings): https://www.lauderhill-fl.gov/home/showdocument?id=26189

City of Miramar: 4/7/2020 Emergency Order 20-M-02 (Encouraging use of cloth face coverings): https://files.constantcontact.com/fbc8f29a001/b068492c-7e91-4a1f-b08c-6caa7066fadc.pdf

4/8/2020 Emergency Order 20-M-03 (Requiring use of cloth face coverings): https://files.constantcontact.com/fbc8f29a001/f04e9720-2262-48a2-87b9-e560a8f92b0f.pdf

City of Oakland Park: 4/7/2020 Emergency Order 2020-04 (Urging use of cloth face coverings): https://oaklandparkfl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/8517/Oakland-Park-2020-004---Face-Coverings-ADA-PDF

City of Plantation: 4/8/2020 Mayoral Executive Order 04-2020 (Encouraging use of cloth masks): http://www.plantation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Mayoral-Emergency-Order-04-2020-Facial-Covering-00368603xC4B6AFinal.pdf

City of Pompano Beach: 4/8/2020 Emergency Proclamation 20-05 (Encouraging use of cloth masks): https://pompanobeachfl.gov/assets/docs/pages/emergency_management/Mayor%20Hardin%27s%20COVID-19%20Emergency%20Proclamation%2020-05,%204-8-2020.pdf

City of Sunrise: 4/8/2020 Declaration of Emergency Regulations 20-05 (Urging use of cloth facial coverings while in public): https://www.sunrisefl.gov/home/showdocument?id=5578

City of Tamarac: 4/8/2020 Emergency Order 20-02 (Urging use of cloth face coverings while using essential services): https://www.tamarac.org/DocumentCenter/View/8200/Tamarac-EO-2020-02

City of Wilton Manors: 4/10/2020 Emergency Order 2020-04 (Urging use of cloth masks): https://files.constantcontact.com/376cec80401/6332e828-9e44-4fcb-af3d-b044121365ad.pdf

Miami-Dade County: 4/4/2020 Emergency Order 19-20 (Recommending use of face coverings): https://www.miamidade.gov/information/library/coronavirus-emergency-order-19-20-facial-coverings.pdf

4/9/2020 Emergency Order 20-20 (Requiring facial coverings for persons working in or visiting grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, and locations where social distancing measures are not possible): https://www.miamidade.gov/information/library/04.09.20-emergency-order-20-20.pdf

City of Doral: 4/10/2020 Emergency Order 2020-05 (Requiring use of face masks): https://www.cityofdoral.com/_entity/sharepointdocumentlocation/7a7a4161-527b-ea11-a811-001dd8018230?file=Emergency-Order-2020-05.pdf

City of Florida City: 4/9/2020 Emergency Order (Urging residents to wear masks in public): https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=125955349029218&set=a.113786036912816

City of Hialeah: 4/9/2020 Emergency Order (Requiring use of face coverings): https://www.hialeahfl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11563/Emergency-Order-requiring-all-persons-to-cover-nose-and-mouth-in-public-4-9-20

5/13/2020 Emergency Order (Clarifying requirement to use a face mask): https://www.hialeahfl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11705/COH-EO-07A

City of Hialeah Gardens: 4/8/2020 Emergency Order #20-05 (Facial coverings): https://www.cityofhialeahgardens.com/home/showdocument?id=1538

4/10/2020 Emergency Order #20-06 (Requiring facial coverings): https://www.cityofhialeahgardens.com/home/showdocument?id=1540

City of Homestead: 4/9/2020 Emergency Order (Urging residents to wear masks in public): http://local.cityofhomestead.com/weblink/0/edoc/356442/COH%20Declaration%20of%20State%20of%20Emergency%20-%20COVID-19%20 %20Cloth%20Face%20Coverings.pdf

City of Key Biscayne: 4/8/2020 Emergency Order 20-6 (Mandating facial covering inside essential businesses): http://keybiscayne.fl.gov/clientuploads/COVID19/VILLAGE_OF_KEY_BISCAYNE_EMERGENCY_ORDER_20-6.pdf

Town of Medley: 5/19/2020 Emergency Order 2 (Facial coverings): http://townofmedley.com/documents/Town%20of%20Medley%20COVID-19%20Emergency%20Order%20No%202%20-%20Facial%20Coverings.pdf

City of Miami: 4/8/2020 Order No. 20-07 (Requiring face masks): https://www.miamigov.com/files/sharedassets/public/news/2020/0408-emerg-order.pdf

City of Miami Lakes: 4/3/2020 Emergency Order 20-05 (Mandating masks for staff of restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations): https://www.miamilakes-fl.gov/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=5020-executive-order-20-05&category_slug=office-of-the-town-manager&Itemid=604

4/9/2020 Emergency Order 20-06 (Mandating masks for occupants of restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations): https://www.miamilakes-fl.gov/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=5022-executive-order-20-06-nose-mask-mandate&category_slug=office-of-the-town-manager&Itemid=604

City of North Miami: 4/9/2020 Emergency Order (Requiring use of facial coverings): https://www.northmiamifl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/8309/Face-Mask-Emergency-Order-Coronavirus-PDF

City of Palmetto Bay: 4/9/2020 Emergency Order 01-20 (Facial covering): https://files.constantcontact.com/719841aa001/3d20ae6f-701a-411a-9497-90d78ad306d1.pdf

Town of Surfside: 4/10/2020 Emergency Measures No. 6 (Facial coverings): https://www.townofsurfsidefl.gov/docs/default-source/town-news-articles/town-of-surfside-emergency-measures-no-6.pdf

Palm Beach County: 4/11/2020 Emergency Order 4 (Directive to wear facial coverings): http://discover.pbcgov.org/PDF/COVID19/Emergency-0rder-Number-4.pdf

5/16/2020 Emergency Order 8 (Additional directive on wearing facial coverings): http://discover.pbcgov.org/PDF/COVID19/PBC-EO-8.pdf

6/5/2020 Emergency Order Number 10 (Additional directive on wearing facial coverings): http://discover.pbcgov.org/PDF/COVID19/PBC-EO-10.pdf

City of Boca Raton: 4/9/2020 Emergency Order 2020-03 (Use of cloth face masks): https://www.myboca.us/DocumentCenter/View/23994/Emergency-Order-2020-03-Use-of-Face-Masks?bidId=

City of Boynton Beach: 4/11/2020 Public Safety Announcement and Directives (Directive to wear face masks): https://www.boynton-beach.org/sites/default/files/documents/directive-to-wear-masks.pdf

City of Delray Beach: 6/22/2020 Pending

Article: Mandatory mask debate heats up as Florida coronavirus cases climb

Town of Ocean Ridge: 4/10/2020 Emergency Order (Cloth face coverings): https://www.oceanridgeflorida.com/document_center/News/Emergency%20Order%20Face%20Coverings.pdf

Town of Palm Beach: 4/10/2020 Emergency Order 2020-02 (Encouraging use of facial coverings by residents and visitors): https://www.townofpalmbeach.com/DocumentCenter/View/12560/Emergency-Order-No-2020-02

City of Palm Beach Gardens: 4/13/2020 Emergency Order (Requiring face coverings): https://www.pbgfl.com/1046/Coronavirus-Update-on-City-Operations

City of Riviera Beach: 4/9/2020 Emergency Order 20-04 (Masks): https://rivierabch.com/filestorage/24577/54904/55398/Emergency_Order_to_Wear_Face_Masks.pdf

Monroe County: 6/17/2020 Emergency Directive (Requiring facial coverings): https://www.fl-counties.com/sites/default/files/2020-06/Monroe%206.17.20%20Facial%20Coverings.pdf

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