People Must Wear Masks in Miami Beach Starting April 7

On April 7, 2020, Miami Beach is ordering employees and customers to wear some form of covering over their mouths and noses when they enter grocery stores, pharmacies, and restaurants in the city.

The city tacked on this mandate to the Emergency Order it unveiled on April 3.

This new order also applies to people doing food and drugstore deliveries.

Some of the coverings people could use are face masks or homemade masks. Scarfs, bandanas, and handkerchief can work. However, these covering methods cannot replace social distancing and should be used in tandem with the practice. .

The order stated: “As to all other essential retail and commercial establishments permitted to remain open, employees and customers are strongly encouraged to wear a form of covering over their nose and mouth. All establishments are strongly encouraged to implement policies for employees to use other personal protective equipment, such as gloves, subject to the availability of such items.

The city has also changed its “Safer at Home” Emergency Order through April 9, 2020.

All the emergency measures in place at Miami Beach can be viewed here: www.MiamiBeachFl.gov/coronavirus.

On April 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “recommended” that Americans use cloth face masks in public venues where social distancing is difficult to do, such as grocery stores and pharmacies.

The CDC based its recommendations on results generated in recent studies that demonstrate the Wuhan Virus can spread among people that are in close proximity to each other even if they don’t manifest symptoms.

Cities across the nation are starting to wake up to the realities of the Wuhan Virus.

Tough decisions have to be made in times of a generalized crisis.

However, prudence is necessary when discussing these matters.

While some states and municipalities attempt to infringe on certain rights such as gun rights, others have taken more sensible public health measures to contain the virus.