PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – Pinellas County on Wednesday extended its State of Local Emergency for COVID-19 through Dec. 18. The extension was issued by County Administrator Barry A. Burton by delegated authority from the Board of County Commissioners. It keeps in effect a County ordinance requiring face coverings within public places and for restaurants and bars to serve only seated patrons.
Local health officials are strongly urging businesses and individuals to comply with the requirements. Over the past five weeks, new COVID-19 cases per day have tripled, reaching 431 on Dec. 4, and the percentage of positive tests has doubled, according to Pinellas County.
The ordinance can be viewed here: https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Adopted-ORD-20-14.pdf.