City of Oakland Park Emergency Order 2020-04
CITY OF OAKLAND PARK EMERGENCY ORDER 2020-04
UTILIZE CLOTH FACE COVERINGS
On March 9, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order No. 20-52, thereby declaring a public health emergency in the State of Florida due to public health threat resulting from the spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”).
On March 10, 2020, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry declared a state of emergency in Broward County.
On March 11, 2020, Mayor Matthew Sparks of the City of Oakland Park (the “City”) declared a state of emergency pursuant to the Charter of the City’s Code of Ordinances.
On March 19, 2020, the Mayor of the City of Oakland Park executed Local Pubic Emergency Action Directive Civil Authority Order Proclamation 2020-002.
On March 27, 2020, the Mayor of the City of Oakland Park executed Safer at Home Executive Order 2020-03.
As of April 6, 2020, the CDC has recommended wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Consistent with the CDC’s recommendation, the City of Oakland Park strongly urges all citizens and residents to utilize a cloth face coverings when engaging in an essential service or an essential activity.
Pursuant to Section 252.38(3) and 252.46, Florida Statutes and pursuant to Article II of the Charter of the City of Oakland Park, with the adoption of Emergency Ordinance 0-2020-006, authorized the City Manager and Mayor to take any necessary action to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the City of Oakland Park related to the spread ofCOVID-19 Coronavirus and all other applicable laws, promulgates the following Emergency Orders to take effect immediately.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
Section 1: All citizens and residents of the City of Oakland Park, as well as all visitors to the City, are strongly urged to use cloth face coverings while utilizing essential services or engaging in essential activities, in addition to other recommended social distancing measures, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission, including, but not limited to grocery stores, hardware stores, pharmacies.
The following link offers a brief tutorial from the U.S. Surgeon General on how to make a cloth face covering:
For purposes of this order, “cloth face coverings” shall not include surgical masks or N95 respirator masks, which should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders, as recommended by the CDC.
Section 2: This Order shall remain in place as long as the State of Local Emergency is in effect, as amended and extended.
Section 3: The orders and provisions of this Emergency Order, and all prior City Emergency Orders, may be enforced within the boundaries of the City of Oakland Park by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, as the City’s law enforcement agency, as well as the City’s Code Enforcement Officers.
Section 4: Nothing herein shall limit or apply to any essential retail, commercial, governmental, or other operation or activity permitted under any State of Florida Emergency Order, Broward County Emergency Order or City of Oakland Park Emergency Order.
Section 5: This Order is in addition to, and supplements, the City’s Emergency Orders. All requirements of City Emergency Orders, Broward County Emergency Orders, and State of Florida Executive Orders shall be strictly adhered to at all times.
ORDERED AND FILED with the City Clerk of the City of Oakland Park on the 7th, day or April 2020.
Matthew Sparks, Mayor
David Hebert, City Manager