Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has signed an Executive order amending his previous mask order, mandating the use of masks outdoors.
The previous order only required the use of masks indoors where social distancing of 6 feet was not possible.
Under this new amended order, masks must be worn outdoors. “The amendment will now require masks to always be used outdoors with few exceptions. The exclusions to the use of masks apply only to those with respiratory conditions that make it difficult to cover their mouth and nose, people doing strenuous activities, such as jogging, and children under the age of 2, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.”
In a statement, Mayor Gimenez added that there are penalties for violating the order. “Until the County establishes civil fines related to this order, the current penalties for violating an emergency order remain in effect: up to $500 and/or up to 180 days in jail.”
In his statement, he added, “I want to once again reiterate that if everyone follows the New Normal rules of social distancing of at least six feet, wear facial coverings (which can be homemade) and stay safer at home unless they need to go to work or to a store, we can get back to opening up our economy. If people continue to flaunt the rules, we will be forced to close non-essential businesses and all other activities that we began opening up in May.”