Face Masks for everyone. It’s the law 04/09/2020
Dear All ( 2556 HBCA Recipients ) :
Emergency Order – Facial Covering
The City of Hollywood has issued an Emergency Order effective tomorrow, Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. ordering that all persons outside their homes and within a public place such as a grocery store, hardware store, pharmacy, restaurant, or other deemed essential business, are mandated to wear a cloth facial covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines. All individuals providing delivery services shall wear a form of covering over their noses and mouths while making deliveries.
For additional information click: read the order on the City’s website. (Full transcript at the bottom of this post)
Frank De Risi
No mask? No problem.
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CITY OF HOLLYWOOD EMERGENCY ORDER 2020-02
FACIAL COVERING ORDER
On March 11, 2020, a State of Emergency was declared in the City of Hollywood by Mayor Josh Levy relating to the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”), and subsequently redeclared on March 18, 2020, March 25, 2020, April 1, 2020, and April 8, 2020.
COVID-19 is believed to spread by respiratory droplets that come from the mouth and nose. It is believed that people who are asymptomatic can still spread COVID-19 by breathing, talking, laughing, coughing, and sneezing. Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) issued guidance that the general population should wear cloth facial coverings to capture the respiratory droplets of asymptomatic people to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, numerous local governments have adopted various versions of orders that request that all persons outside their homes wear a cloth facial covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines. These orders are designed to protect the health and well-being of the community by slowing the spread of COVID-19.
As of today, the City of Hollywood is aware of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its jurisdictional boundaries. To limit the potential community spread of COVID-19, it is now necessary for the City of Hollywood to continue to implement restrictions for the general health, safety, and welfare of the community.
Pursuant to Section 252.38(3) and 252.46, Florida Statutes and Section 1.01 of the Charter of the City of Hollywood, as well as section 40.01, City Code of the City of Hollywood, the City has the power to issue emergency orders with the force of law. The City Manager has expressly been authorized to issue Emergency Orders.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
Section 1. Covering of Nose and Mouth. All persons outside their homes and within a public place such as a grocery store, hardware store, pharmacy, restaurant, or other deemed essential business, are mandated to wear a cloth facial covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines. All individuals providing delivery services shall wear a form of covering over their noses and mouths while making deliveries.
Section 2. Types of Coverings. A covering over the nose and mouth shall include a face mask, homemade mask, or other cloth covering, such as a scarf, bandana, handkerchief or other similar cloth covering. All persons should avoid the utilization of surgical masks or N95 rated masks as those are critical supplies for health care workers, police, fire, emergency management, or other persons engaged in life and safety activities.
Section 3. Other Personal Protective Equipment. All essential businesses are strongly encouraged to implement policies for employees to use other personal protective equipment, such as gloves, subject to the availability of such items. All essential businesses are strongly encouraged, subject to availability, to provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers (at least 60% alcohol content) for use by customers and employees, provide disinfecting wipes at points of entrance, cash registers, and/or other appropriate locations, for customers to disinfect carts, shopping baskets, or point of sale terminals, or, alternatively designate staff responsible for disinfecting carts, shopping baskets, point of sale terminals, and other areas as frequently as possible.
Section 4. Enforcement. This Order is in addition to, and supplements, the City’s Declaration of a State of Emergency, City Emergency Orders, County Emergency Orders, and State of Florida Executive Orders and shall be strictly adhered to at all times. This Order may be enforced by City law enforcement personnel through issuance of Notices to Appear or arrest, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 252, Florida Statutes, and other applicable state, County and City laws, rules and regulations, or through the issuance of Code Violations and Notices of Violation pursuant to applicable provisions of Florida law, Chapter 162, Florida Statutes, and City Code.
Section 5. Effective Date. This Emergency Order is effective as of 12:01 a.m. on April 9, 2020 and shall remain in full force and effect until terminated.
ORDERED ON AND FILED WITH THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF HOLLYWOOD ON APRIL 8, 2020.
Ordered by: _____________________________
Dr. Wazir Ishmael, City Manager