Effective Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 5:00 PM, the following requirements regarding the use of face coverings in places of public assemblage will go into effect :
(a) "Face covering" means (i) a cloth face covering that covers the mouth and nose, as described by applicable guidance from the CDC, or (ii) any equivalent face covering . A face covering may be store-bought or homemade .
(b) Except as provided in section 5, any person who is 18 years of age or older shall wear a face covering while in a place of public assemblage. That face covering must (i) be worn in a manner that covers the face and nose; (ii) remain affixed in place without the use of the person's hands; and (iii) otherwise comply with CDC guidance for wearing such a face covering.
(c) If a person is under the age of 18, that person's use of a face covering is left to the discretion of that person's parent, guardian, or accompanying adult. Applicable guidance from CDC states that a face covering is not appropriate for babies or children under the age of 2.
(d) This section does not require or allow a person to wear a face covering in a manner that violates Florida Statutes chapter 876.
876.14 Wearing mask, hood, or other device on property of another.—No person or persons over 16 years of age shall, while wearing a mask, hood, or device whereby any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, demand entrance or admission or enter or come upon or into the premises, enclosure, or house of any other person in any municipality or county of this state.
This Order does not apply to employees and patrons of first response, government, healthcare or medical, veterinarian, shelter or rehabilitation, childcare, utility providers, construction, or transit agencies.
(Edited to correct statute)