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Collier County Commissioners Extend Mandatory Mask Mandate

The Board of Collier County Commissioners voted to extend the county’s mandatory mask mandate during a special meeting held Thursday.

The mandate is only applicable in unincorporated parts of Collier County. It is intended to apply to businesses that cannot maintain CDC recommended social distancing.

Collier Code Enforcement is responsible for enforcing the mandate, individuals will not be fined for noncompliance.

The mandate will be in effect until April 13, 2021. BOCC Chairman Burt Saunders said commissioners have the option to repeal the mandate earlier if necessary.

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.