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Boynton Beach requires face masks at all city facilities

Masks must be worn regardless of vaccination status
Boynton Beach City Hall 'Facial Coverings Required' sign, July 29, 2021
Posted at 11:33 PM, Jul 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 12:05:17-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Boynton Beach is requiring facial coverings to be worn at all city facilities, regardless of vaccination status.

The city said in a statement late Wednesday that the move is due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in the state of Florida.

The requirement took effect Thursday at 8 a.m.

Boynton Beach is asking that social distancing guidelines also be followed, both indoors and outdoors.

The town of Palm Beach recently reinstated its mask mandate when indoors on town property.

Palm Beach County did away with its mask mandate in May after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order suspending all county and municipal emergency orders related to the pandemic.

County Mayor Dave Kerner said Wednesday that there are no plans to reinstate a countywide mask mandate, although he did call the recent COVID-19 data "very worrisome."