Friday, August 19, 2022

Palm Beach County Mask Requirement Details

On Tuesday, the Palm Beach County Commission voted unanimously to mandate the use of facial coverings in public spaces throughout the county. That emergency order went into effect today at 12:01 a.m. Here’s what residents need to know about the Palm Beach County mask requirement:

  • Masks will be required in public spaces where social distancing is not possible.
  • Masks will not be needed when outside and maintaining social distance.
  • The mandate will be enforced by both Palm Beach County sheriffs and local police forces throughout the county.
  • Defying the mask requirement will be punishable by fines of up to $250 for a first offense and up to $500 for additional offenses.
  • Businesses must post signage indicating the requirement to wear masks in English, Spanish, and Creole.
  • Exemptions will be made for the following:
    • Children under two years old
    • People who are exercising outdoors and maintaining social distance
    • People eating or drinking at restaurants
    • People with medical conditions that prohibit them from wearing masks
    • People who can not wear masks in accordance with their religious beliefs

For complete details, click here to view the full emergency order.

For more of Boca magazine’s coronavirus coverage, click here.

James Biagiotti
James Biagiotti is a native of Boca Raton, a marketing professional in South Florida, and the former Web Editor of Boca Raton magazine. He is an avid music fan who spends far too much time listening to, dissecting, and traveling to see his favorite bands. He is also, unfortunately, a devoted Miami Dolphins fan.

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