On March 11, 2020, a State of Emergency was declared in the City of Hollywood by Mayor Josh Levy relating to the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”), and subsequently re-declared on March 18, 2020, March 25, 2020, April 1, 2020, April 8, 2020, April 15, 2020, April 22, 2020, April 29, 2020, May 6, 2020, May 13, 2020, May 20, 2020, May 27, 2020, June 3, 2020, June 10, 2020, June 17, 2020 and June 24, 2020.
COVID-19 is believed to spread by respiratory droplets that come from the mouth and nose. It is believed that people who are asymptomatic can still spread COVID-19 by breathing, talking, laughing, coughing, and sneezing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) has issued a guidance that members of the public should wear facial coverings that cover the nose and mouth.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, numerous local governments have adopted various versions of orders that request that all persons outside their homes wear a facial covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines. These orders are designed to protect the health and well-being of the community by slowing the spread of COVID-19.
As of today, the City of Hollywood is aware of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its jurisdictional boundaries. To limit the potential community spread of COVID-19, it is now necessary for the City of Hollywood to continue to implement restrictions for the general health, safety, and welfare of the community.
THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 252.38(3) and 252.46, Florida Statutes and Section 1.01 of the Charter of the City of Hollywood, as well as Section 40.01, City Code of the City of Hollywood, the City has the power to issue emergency orders with the force of law. The City Manager has expressly been authorized to issue Emergency Orders.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
1. Purpose. The purpose of this Emergency Order is set forth in the recital clauses above and the recital clauses are incorporated and made a part of this Order.
2. Establishment of Required Use of Facial Coverings. Pursuant to CDC guidelines, all persons beyond the legal boundary of their residential property are required to wear a facial covering consistent with current CDC guidelines that cover the nose and mouth, including individuals within the common areas of all buildings with multiple residences and at their place of employment unless exempted by Emergency Orders issued by the Governor of the State of Florida or Broward County.
The following individuals shall be exempted from this order:
3. Enforcement. This Order is in addition to and supplements the City’s Declarations of State of Emergency, City Emergency Orders, County Emergency Orders, and State of Florida Executive Orders, and shall be strictly adhered to at all times. This Order may be enforced by the Hollywood Police Department and Code Compliance Division through issuance of warnings and/or civil citations pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 252, Florida Statutes, and other applicable state, County and City laws, rules and regulations, or through the issuance of Code Violations and Notices of Violation pursuant to applicable provisions of Florida law, Chapter 162, Florida Statutes, and City Codes.
4. Effective Date. This Emergency Order is effective upon its issuance and shall remain in full force and effect until terminated.
ORDERED ON THIS 25th DAY OF JUNE, 2020, HOLLYWOOD, BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Ordered by: Dr. Wazir Ishmael, City Manager
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