EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING THE USE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING/FACIAL COVERINGS IN SEMINOLE COUNTY
“Face Covering” – shall mean a uniform piece of material that securely covers a person’s nose and mouth and remains affixed in place without the use of one’s hands, whether store bought or homemade, concurrent with CDC guidelines.
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR BUSINESSES AND PLACES OF ASSEMBLY
All places of assembly, businesses, and other places open to the public in Seminole County shall follow these conditions, unless precluded by any order issued by the Governor for the State of Florida or if social distancing would preclude the provision of service to a customer, such as in a hair salon, nail salon, or other similar personal services:
- All persons, employees, patrons, and participants must practice physical distancing by staying at least six (6) feet apart (hereinafter “social distancing”);
- Meetings, workshops, training programs, and other modes of assembly must ensure appropriate social distancing; and
- Checkout points and staging areas, including storefronts, must be monitored for social distancing requirements by means of marking floors or similar actions to maintain social distancing between patrons and employees.
Businesses that provide services requiring employees and patrons to be within six (6) feet of one another, such as hair or nail salons, are subject to all other provisions of this Order.
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED
Every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in Seminole County is required to wear a Face Covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines while at all businesses, places of assembly, and other places open to the public. This section does not apply to individuals that are exempt from wearing Face Coverings, as stated in this Order.
FACE COVERINGS OUTDOORS
A Face Covering is not required at outdoor businesses, places of assembly, and other places open to the public if social distancing, as described in Section 2 of this Order, can be accomplished.
A Face Covering shall not be required for the following persons:
- Persons under the age of two (2) years;
- Persons for whom a Face Covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition or disability;
- Persons working in a business or profession who are not interacting with the public and who are able to maintain social distancing from co-workers;
- Persons working in, or patrons of, a business or profession where use of a Face Covering would prevent them from performing the duties or receiving the services of the business or profession;
- Persons exercising, while maintaining social distancing;
- Persons eating or drinking;
- Public safety, fire, and other life safety and health care personnel, as their personal protective equipment requirements will be governed by their respective agencies; and
- Persons communicating with someone who is hearing-impaired and must see the mouth of someone wearing a Face Covering in order to communicate.
This Order is intended as a measure to seek voluntary compliance with the provisions contained in the Order and to educate and warn of the dangers of noncompliance. However, in the event voluntary compliance is not achieved, a violation of this Executive Order pursuant to Sections 252.47 and 252.50, Florida Statutes, may be prosecuted consistent with Florida and local law. This Order is enforceable by any county or municipal law enforcement official and code enforcement official.
This Order is in addition to the Executive Orders issued by Governor DeSantis and Seminole County. Any provision(s) within this Order that conflict(s) with any State or Federal law or constitutional provision, or conflict(s) with or are superseded by a current or subsequently-issued Executive Order of the Governor or the President of the United States, shall be deemed inapplicable and deemed to be severed from this Order, with the remainder of the Order remaining intact and in full force and effect. This Order applies to incorporated and unincorporated Seminole County, but has no application outside of the County.
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR COVID-19 POSITIVE PATIENTS
Seminole County Executive Order 2020-009: All persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 must follow CDC guidelines for community transmission of COVID-19 and the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, as follows:
- Remain in their home until medically cleared of COVID-19 by a medical doctor and/or the Florida Department of Health.
- No physical interaction with persons not residing in the home.
Individuals who do not comply with this Order face a monetary fine up to $500 per occurrence, in accordance with Section 72.12, Seminole County Code, and Section 125.69, Florida Statutes (2019). This Order is enforceable by any county or municipal law enforcement official, code enforcement official, and emergency management official.
COVID-19 positive individuals must abide by the provisions of Section 1 of this Order, unless traveling for medically-related reasons.