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Posted on: July 2, 2020

ALL PERSONS THROUGHOUT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SHALL WEAR A MASK OR OTHER FACIAL COVERING WHEN IN PUBLIC

On April 9, 2020, Miami-Dade County issued Emergency Order 20-20, which required persons inside buildings to wear facial coverings consistent with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

This Amendment to Emergency Order 20-20 requires all persons throughout Miami-Dade County to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public, except in certain circumstances.

COVID-19 is transmitted by infected persons expelling respiratory droplets containing virus particles when they breathe, talk, cough, sneeze, or raise their voice, which are then ingested or inhaled by persons around them.  Many persons infected by COVID-19 are contagious while they are asymptomatic, and can therefore spread the disease unwittingly.  Masks and other facial coverings are a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the facial covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice.

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