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Punta Gorda extends mask ordinance

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 15:39:46-05

PUNTA GORDA, Fla — The Punta Gorda city council voted on Wednesday to extend the face-covering ordinance until April 30th.

There will also be a moratorium on fines and penalties.

The city posted several exemptions to the ordinance on their Facebook page.

The face covering ordinance will remain in effect until April 30, with a moratorium on fines and penalties. Please...

Posted by City Of Punta Gorda - Government on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The exemptions include a child under the age of two years old and a person who is observing social distancing.

A person would also be exempt if a face-covering causes an impairment due to an existing health condition or a person exercising while social distancing.

The city says face shields are considered appropriate face coverings under the ordinance.