Important Updates on Facial Coverings

We would like to update our readers on the orders issued regarding the requirement to wear masks in public. On Monday, June 22, 2020, the City of Miami, along with North Miami Beach, Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Key Biscayne, Pinecrest, West Miami, Miami Shores and El Portal, announced that they will be requiring people within their city limits to wear face coverings in public. Additionally, all persons entering or walking through the interior common areas of commercial building and condominium buildings are required to wear facial coverings. While the foregoing statement was announced, we await issuance or written orders or regulations from many municipalities confirming such announcement. On June 24, 2020, the City of Aventura passed State of Emergency Order Number 12, requiring all employees and customers of all retail and commercial establishments to wear a facial covering. Similarly, on June 24, 2020, the City of Coral Gables passed an Emergency Order regarding face coverings/masks, which provides that all persons at locations, indoors and outdoors, where social distancing measures are difficult shall wear face coverings/masks. Likewise, the Palm Beach County Commissioners passed Emergency Order number 12 that requires all residents and visitors to wear facial coverings in Businesses, Establishments and Public Places. Broward County passed Emergency Order 20-12 which similarly, requires facial coverings in all establishments providing essential services, essential businesses, or amenities permitted to operate in Broward County. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 updates from the State, county and municipal levels of all jurisdictions, which may impact our firm’s clients. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how any of the foregoing orders or announcements may impact your community association.