WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County's controversial mask mandate has been extended for another 30 days.
County Administrator Verdenia Baker extended the requirement for facial coverings Monday until 12:01 a.m. Oct. 22.
Some Palm Beach County residents filed a lawsuit challenging the mask mandate, claiming it violated their constitutional rights. But Palm Beach County Judge John Kastrenakes denied the request for an emergency injunction, writing in his 13-page order that there is no "constitutional or protected right to infect others."
County commissioners could again decide to extend the mandate for another 30 days beyond Oct. 22.