ST. PETERSBERG, Florida — Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez says that due to a rise COVID-19 cases enforcement will be stepped up to shut down businesses not following rules put in place to safely reopen during the pandemic.
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, meanwhile, said Wednesday that all employees who have contact with the public will be required to wear masks. That is something that some South Florida cities hard hit by the virus have been doing for weeks.
Kriseman is also preparing a second ordinance to require residents to wear masks when inside businesses or other public spaces.
He criticized Flordia Gov. Ron DeSantis for only encouraging people to use masks rather than requiring their use.