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.