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Posted on: June 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Homestead Reminds Residents of Facial Coverings Emergency Order

Masks are Mandatory

In light of the increase in positive COVID-19 cases seen in Homestead and across Miami-Dade County, the City of Homestead is reminding resident that the use of a face mask is mandatory when working in or visiting grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, and other locations where social distancing of six feet is not possible.  While this Emergency Order has been in place since April 10, 2020, City Officials will be increasing enforcement activities to ensure the health and safety of everyone in Homestead.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), masks of any kind are considered another important tool for residents to continue social distancing practices like staying home if they are able and keeping a distance of six feet between themselves and others while out in public.  Please note that N-95 masks are critical supplies for healthcare workers and first responders, so the general public should not be using this type of equipment.

Those who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should call the Florida Department of Health Hotline at 1-866-779-6121.  For additional information on COVID-19 in Homestead, visit www.cityofhomestead.com/coronavirus.  In addition, residents can call the City’s Coronavirus Hotline 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday at 305-224-4438 or send questions via email to covid19@cityofhomestead.com.

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