Palm Beach County’s mask mandate is over

Palm Beach County’s face mask mandate, which had been in place for more than a year to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, is over, officials announced on Tuesday.

It comes after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended all local emergency orders related to the pandemic.

Palm Beach County Administrator Verdenia Baker told commissioners on Tuesday the county will follow the governor’s lead, making Palm Beach County’s facial covering ordinance obsolete.

“We are going to follow the governor’s order and CDC guidelines,” Baker said. “The governor’s order has usurped our countywide mandate.”

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