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Orange City approves mask mandate

Measure passes 6-1

ORANGE CITY, Fla. – Orange City is now the latest city to require its residents to wear masks in public as coronavirus cases continue to climb.

The mandate was approved 6-1 Monday night during a commission meeting. Vice Mayor Bill O’Connor was the only one to vote against the measure.

The emergency ordinance that would include details about when the mandate begins and what the requirements are has not yet been made available.

Already, mask mandates are in place in Orange County, Daytona Beach, Osceola County and New Smyrna Beach, to name a few.

Deltona will discuss the mask mandate issue at a meeting scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

On its website, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that facial coverings can block potentially infected respiratory droplets from entering a person’s nose and mouth. The agency recommends that every person over 2 years old wear one.

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