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New mask requirement for Fort Myers Beach

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 16:51:07-04

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Town of Fort Myers Beach will now require masks inside of businesses.

At a council meeting on Wednesday, leaders also voted to keep beaches open without additional parking restrictions.

Mayor Ray Murphy tells FOX 4 he does not agree with decisions made at Wednesday's town council meeting.

But, he believes the new mask ordinance is a step in the right direction.

An individual not wearing a mask inside of the town's businesses can face a $50 fine.

Businesses not enforcing the requirement can be fined $500.

The mask requirement goes into effect tomorrow.

FOX 4's Rob Manch will have the full story at 6PM.