CITY OF PUNTA GORDA
|Title:||An Emergency Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Punta Gorda, Florida in response to the public health emergency within the City of Punta Gorda resulting from spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”); providing findings; providing definitions; requiring face coverings as more fully specified herein; allowing for exceptions to the face covering requirement; providing for enforcement; providing penalties for violation; providing for sunset; providing for conflicts and severability; and providing for an effective date.|
|Recommended Action:||City Council approval of the Emergency Ordinance.|
|Summary:||As discussed at the July 1, 2020 City Council meeting, staff has prepared an emergency ordinance requiring facial coverings to be worn by all persons in indoor public places the City of Punta Gorda. All persons preparing or serving food would be required to wear a face covering. As proposed, the ordinance provides for the following exemptions.|
Unless extended by Resolution of the City Council, this Emergency Ordinance shall automatically sunset ninety (90) days after adoption, unless repealed prior to such expiration date.