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You could face a $50 fine if you’re caught without a mask in Daytona Beach

Mask mandate was passed last month

A person caught without a mask in Daytona Beach could face a $50 fine.
A person caught without a mask in Daytona Beach could face a $50 fine. (WKMG)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A person caught without a mask in Daytona Beach could face a $50 fine.

The latest decision was approved at a city council meeting on Wednesday.

In June, Daytona Beach passed a mandate requiring residents to wear a mask in public.

The penalty is a noncriminal infraction. The first offense is a $50 fine. The second offense is a $100 fine and a third offense is a $150 fine.

The mandate applies to anyone at a location indoors and who is unable to social distance. The mandate does not include someone’s home.

Here is a list of exemptions:

  • Anyone under the age of two years.
  • Anyone observing social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Anyone for whom a face covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition.
  • Anyone working in a business or profession who does not have face-to-face interactions with others.
  • Anyone working in a business or profession who can maintain social distance (can include use of a barrier) from another person.
  • Anyone working in a business or profession where use of a face covering would prevent them from performing the duties of the business or profession.
  • Anyone exercising, while maintaining social distancing.
  • Anyone eating or drinking.
  • Public safety, fire and other life safety and health care personnel, as their personal protective equipment requirements will be governed by their respective agencies.
  • Anyone speaking with another individual who is hearing-impaired, where the hearing-impaired individual needs to see the person’s mouth in order to understand what is spoken.

More than 4,700 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Volusia County, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Click here for a full list of Central Florida cities and counties where mask mandates are in effect.

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