On July 13, the Winter Haven City Commission held the regular Commission Meeting when an Emergency Ordinance was discussed to require masks/face coverings inside the City limits consistent with CDC guidelines.
Exemptions in Winter Haven
Exemptions include children under 8 years old, if a medical issue prohibits the wearing of a mask, issues regarding ADA compliance, persons exercising while social distancing, individuals who have an occupation that prohibits a mask, those who are eating and drinking, those communicating with someone who is hearing impaired, and when social distancing is practiced.
Emergency Ordinance No. O-20-28 will go into effect Tuesday, July 14 at 5:00 p.m. and will expire August 14 at 5:00 p.m. unless rescinded and/or extended. The Emergency Ordinance will be enforced in the area inside the incorporated limit of Winter Haven with a fine of $150 for those that don’t comply.
On August 3, Lakeland City Commission voted in favor of extending the City’s mask ordnance. The original ordinance requires masks/face coverings consistent with CDC guidelines for those individuals inside the Lakeland corporate limits.
Exemptions in Lakeland
Exemptions include children under 8 years old, if a medical issue prohibits the wearing of a mask, issues regarding ADA compliance, persons exercising, those individuals who have an occupation that prohibits a mask and when social distancing is practiced.
The new resolution will expire at 5:00 p.m. on September 8 and will be enforced with a fine not to exceed $250 for those that don’t comply.
City Ordinance 1436-20 requires masks within Lake Alfred city limits effective on July 21, 2020. Every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the City of Lake Alfred, Florida, shall wear a face-covering consistent with CDC guidelines in any indoor location, other than their home or residence, when not maintaining social distancing from other persons, excluding family members or companions.
Exemptions in Lake Alfred
Exemptions include children under 8 years old, persons observing social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines, persons for whom a face covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition, persons under the age of eighteen 18 years old while participating in youth sports, persons exercising, while maintaining social distancing, and persons eating or drinking.
The Ordinance expires on September 21, 2020, unless it is rescinded and/or extended by further action of the City Commission and will be enforced with a fine not to exceed $150 for those that don’t comply.