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Gadsden County says mask mandate still in effect

Posted at 10:01 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 22:01:54-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Friday, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office announced the extension of the state of emergency for the county due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gadsden County Commission passed Resolution 20-29, effective Friday, June 19, "it has become necessary that residents and visitors in Gadsden County do more to avoid close social interaction, including, when possible, remaining in their respective homes... to slow the spread of COVID-19."

Still in effect:

  • Mask mandate
  • Curfew, 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Restaurants will continue to operate at 50 percent capacity
  • Night clubs remain closed
  • Social gatherings remain at 50 people or less with social distancing
  • Youth camps may operate with 10 per group, maximum.

The duration of the state of emergency declared locally is limited to seven days, but may be extended as necessary.

Resolution 20-29 will expire Friday, June 26, at which point the Commission will reconvene.