People in Broward County must now wear facial coverings when out in public. This is in response to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. An emergency order has been issued for all of Broward County.
The Order addresses who must wear facial coverings, and when and where they must be worn. It also limits hours for restaurants and food establishments. Specifically, no establishment will be permitted to serve alcohol or food for on-site consumption between the hours of Midnight and 5AM. Take out, delivery, drive-through, or pickup will still be permitted.
Broward Mayor Holness said, “It is proven that wearing facial coverings slows the spread of COVID-19. We must all take personal responsibility to stop further spread of this virus and end this pandemic. Please follow the orders and the CDC guidelines.”
Residents are reminded to stay home if they are able, wash their hands often, observe social distancing and wear a facial covering in public. Social distancing and facial coverings when in public areas are not only required in Broward County, they are critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19.
The county is also urging people limit social gatherings to 10 people or less, practice social distancing, wear facial coverings and wash your hands often.