Naples City Council adopts resolution requiring masks and social distancing

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Posted at 8:12 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 21:41:38-05

NAPLES, Fla. — The Naples City Council met Dec. 21, to discuss COVID-19 and current conditions in the community, ultimately voting 4-3 in favor of a resolution requiring face coverings and social distancing in public places.

After hours of public comment and deliberation from the Mayor and Council members, it was decided that all persons are to wear face coverings, defined as a mask worn over the nose and mouth, when inside any public building or business, or attending public outdoor events when it is not possible to maintain social distancing of a minimum of 6-feet from other persons.

There are exceptions to the resolution, such as children under the age of two; persons actively eating or drinking; or persons needing reasonable accommodation as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The resolution also has requirements for all businesses and public outdoor events.

The entire resolution is available at