On Tuesday Pasco was the next county to announce a mandatory order to require masks in public spaces.
Just after Lakeland officials shot down the mandatory mask order, Pasco County takes over and adjusts the plans.
“Pasco County is seeing a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, including an increase in our younger population.”
– Brendan Fitterer, Public Information Officer
I’ll break down the order for you: It will be a requirement for everyone to use a face covering (covering BOTH nose and mouth) who will be going to indoor public businesses and county government facilities in Pasco County. If you don’t follow the new rule can be denied admittance and/or forced to leave the business or government facility. Any business found in violation of the order could face a fine of up to $250.
The ordinance will go into effect immediately, but will be enforced starting Thursday, June 25 at 5 p.m.
Those exempt from the order include:
- Children under the age of two
- Anyone with an existing health condition that would be complicated by wearing a mask
If you don’t have a face masks you can get one at several Pasco County locations starting Wednesday, June 24th after 10 a.m. Check out the list below:
- Pasco County Libraries
- Pasco County Tax Collector’s Offices
- West Pasco County Government Center Main Lobby
*LOCATIONS MIGHT CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE*
[Source: ABC ACTION NEWS]