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Face Coverings Now Required in Collier County

"Surgical Face Mask" by NurseTogether is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

On Tuesday, the Collier County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-to-2 in favor of adopting an executive order requiring the use of face masks in the county.

The order mandates that business owners, managers, and employees wear a face covering while inside a business. All patrons must also cover their faces while inside business establishments.

Violators of the order could face up to a $500 fine.

The Collier County face mask mandate was immediately put into effect and is set to expire September 3rd, 2020 unless otherwise extended by the Board of County Commissioners.

Andrea Perdomo is a reporter for WGCU News. She started her career in public radio as an intern for the Miami-based NPR station, WLRN. Andrea graduated from Florida International University, where she was a contributing writer for the student-run newspaper, The Panther Press, and was also a member of the university's Society of Professional Journalists chapter.