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File #: 20-1165A    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/22/2020 Department: Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 6/23/2020
Title: Emergency Ordinance requiring face coverings.
Attachments: 1. State-Filed ORD 20-14, 2. Adopted ORD 20-14, 3. Adopted RES 20-53, 4. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 19, 5. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 18, 6. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 17, 7. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 16, 8. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 15, 9. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 14, 10. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 13, 11. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 12, 12. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 11, 13. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 10, 14. Email Comments to Commissioners - Rcvd after 5 on 6-22, 15. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 9, 16. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 8, 17. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 7, 18. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 6, 19. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 5, 20. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 4, 21. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 3, 22. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 2, 23. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 1, 24. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - Yes to Facemasks 7, 25. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - Yes to Facemasks 6, 26. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - Yes to Facemasks 5, 27. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - Yes to Facemasks 4, 28. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - Yes to Facemasks 3, 29. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - Yes to Facemasks 2, 30. Voice Mail Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - Yes to Facemasks 1, 31. Petition in favor of Face Masks - Signatures, 32. Petition in favor of Face Masks - Comments, 33. Email Comments to BCC Commissioners - Opposed to Wearing Face Masks, 34. Email Comments to BCC Commissioners - In Favor of Face Masks, 35. Voice Mail Rcvd - In Favor of Facemasks 11, 36. Voice Mail Rcvd - In Favor of Facemasks 10, 37. Voice Mail Rcvd - In Favor of Facemasks 9, 38. Voice Mail Rcvd - In Favor of Facemasks 8, 39. Voice Mail Rcvd - In Favor of Facemasks 7, 40. Voice Mail Rcvd - In Favor of Facemasks 6, 41. Voice Mail Rcvd - In Favor of Facemasks 5, 42. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 33, 43. Email Comments - Opposed to Wearing Face Masks, 44. Email Comments - In Favor of Facemasks, 45. Facemask Voicemails to BCC Data 6/16/20 -06/21/20, 46. Facemask Emails to BCC Data - 6/16/20 - 6/21/20, 47. Voice Mail Rcvd - In Favor of Facemasks 4, 48. Voice Mail Rcvd - In Favor of Facemasks 3, 49. Voice Mail Rcvd - In Favor of Facemasks 2, 50. Voice Mail Rcvd - In Favor of Facemasks 1, 51. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 32, 52. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 31, 53. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 30, 54. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 29, 55. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 28, 56. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 27, 57. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 26, 58. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 25, 59. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 24, 60. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 23, 61. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 22, 62. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 21, 63. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 20, 64. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 19, 65. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 18, 66. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 17, 67. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 16, 68. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 15, 69. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 14, 70. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 13, 71. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 12, 72. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 11, 73. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 10, 74. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 9, 75. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 8, 76. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 7, 77. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 6, 78. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 5, 79. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 4, 80. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 3, 81. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 2, 82. Voice Mail Rcvd - Opposed to Facemasks 1, 83. Letter to BCC from Clearwater - Countywide Ordinance for Facemasks, 84. Letter to BCC From Bay Care & HCA Healthcare - The Need to Wear Facemasks, 85. Universal Masks -Draft Emergency Ordinance Option, 86. BarRestIndoor Retail Emp Masks - Monday Draft Emergency, 87. BarRest Indoor Emps AND Grocery Hospital - Draft Emergency, 88. VM to Commissioners - Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - Yes to Facemasks 1, 89. VM to Commissioners - Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - Yes to Facemasks 2, 90. VM to Commissioners - Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - Yes to Facemasks 3, 91. VM to Commissioners - Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - Yes to Facemasks 4, 92. VM to Commissioners - Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - Yes to Facemasks 5, 93. VM to Commissioners - Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 1, 94. VM to Commissioners - Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 2, 95. VM to Commissioners - Rcvd after 5 on 6-22 - No to Facemasks 3, 96. Facemask Emails to BCC Data rcvd after 5 on 6-22, 97. Facemask Voice Mails to BCC Data 6-22 - 6-23 9AM, 98. Facemasks 6.23.20 Voicemail Data BCC 915AM - 900PM, 99. Facemasks Emails to BCC Data 6-23, 100. Mask Fabric Study, 101. Emails_Re: Face Masks_ Rcvd from Formsite_after 6-23 Mtg, 102. Facemasks Email Comments Rcvd after 5pm on 6-22

Subject:

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Emergency Ordinance requiring face coverings.

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Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Approval of the emergency Ordinance requiring face coverings.

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Summary:

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Due to the recent spike in infection rates of COVID-19, I recommend that the BCC consider an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings. This will require two steps:

Step 1: BCC vote to waive the notice requirements for an emergency ordinance. Florida Statutes section 125.66 provides in part, “The board of county commissioners at any regular or special meeting may enact or amend any ordinance with a waiver of the notice requirements […] by a four-fifths vote of the membership of such board, declaring that an emergency exists and that the immediate enactment of said ordinance is necessary.” That requires a minimum of 6 votes. I recommend that the BCC find that an emergency exists and that the immediate enactment of the ordinance is necessary. After a motion and second take public comment and vote.

Step 2: Review and discuss the Ordinance Options. When a Motion and a Second on a particular option is reached, open public comment, then vote to adopt the chosen option.

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Background Information:

Recent infection rates of COVID-19 in Pinellas County have dramatically increased. State and local medical professionals involved in public health have urged that the public utilize masks (face coverings) in addition to social distancing, and proper hand washing. This emergency ordinance will mandate wearing face coverings under certain circumstances.

 

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