St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman signs order requiring face masks indoors

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Last week, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman issued a mandate requiring employees of St. Pete businesses in public-facing positions to wear a mask. Kriseman had noted that he was currently drafting an order that would require everyone to wear a mask indoors.

On Monday, June 22, Mayor Rick Kriseman signed an executive order requiring residents to wear face masks or coverings in the city of St. Petersburg. The news was first reported by ABC Action News. The order goes into effect on June 23 at 5pm.

According to the executive order, residents must wear face coverings when in any room, space, common area or other locations indoors in St. Pete.

The executive order applies to anyone that is 18 years old or older. For anyone under 18, wearing a face mask is at the discretion of their parent or guardian, according to the executive order.

There are common sense exceptions which include medical conditions, while eating/drinking, while at a personal residence.

The order also stipulates masks aren’t required when in settings of groups less than 10, or when ample social distancing is possible.

Kriseman is expected to elaborate further on the order during a Facebook Live on June 23. Follow the City of St. Pete on Facebook for updates.

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