Tampa Mayor Jane Castor Issues Mandatory Mask Ordinance

June 18, 2020

By: Staff Report

TAMPA – A mandatory-mask order will go into effect tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the city of Tampa, announced at Thursday’s Emergency Planning Group (EPG) meeting. 

This order will apply to everyone and anyone in an indoor public setting where social distancing is not possible. Violators will be subject to civil citations.

“This is an emergency now,” Castor told the Emergency Planning Group. “The community is looking for leadership and that is what they need right now. I’m going to put a mandatory mask ordinance for the city of Tampa right now to protect citizens.”

Commissioner Sandy Murman said, “If they are going to leave their house and go to a place, this will play a major role in stopping the spread.”

You can watch the full meeting here.

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