COVID-19 update 9/28/2020!

Though Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday 9/25/20 that the state was moving to “Phase 3” reopening from the coronavirus pandemic (primarily concerning restrictions on restaurants and bars), Pinellas County has confirmed that our COVID-19 ordinance is still in effect:

“Executive Order 20-244, signed Friday by Governor DeSantis, does not impact the local ordinance Pinellas County adopted, including the face covering requirement for indoor facilities…. While the governor’s order suspends the collection of fines and penalties associated with COVID-19 enforced upon individuals, it does not restrict counties and municipalities from enforcing rules on businesses.”

What does that mean for you and Emerald City? Essentially, no changes from the order that went into effect on June 24th:

  • You must wear a face covering while in most indoor public places within Pinellas County (see the following link for various exceptions), unless you are strictly adhering to 6’ social distancing and there are 10 or fewer people in the location who are also maintaining social distancing.
  • If a person is under age 18, that person’s use of a face covering is left to the discretion of that person’s parent, guardian or an accompanying adult.
  • The EC Team must wear a face covering while on the sales floor.

Thank you for helping us keep each other healthy and safe!

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