The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners voted today on one of three plans to implement a county-wide face mask ordinance for residents.
In recent days, the state of Florida has added 3,289 new COVID-19 cases, bringing Florida to more than 103,000 total cases. As hospitalizations are rising, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners took action by deciding on a public plan for wearing face masks.
The commission voted to implement a face mask ordinance for all residents of Pinellas County, going into affect on Wednesday, June 24th at 5 p.m. It will require all Pinellas County residents to wear a face mask in any indoor establishments, with a $100 civil fine being issued for a first offense. This move puts Pinellas County in line with other cities and counties enacting similar ordinances in the Tampa Bay area.
Watch the full virtual Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners meeting where they discussed the issue below: