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Reminder: Cape Coral City Council to hold a Special Meeting on masks today

By Staff | Jul 6, 2020

The Cape Coral City Council will hold a Special Meeting today, Monday, July 6, at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, in Council Chambers, 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral.

The following will appear on the agenda: Emergency Ordinance 1-20 AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA, MANDATING THAT INDIVIDUALS WEAR A FACE COVERING IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION OF RECITALS AS LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

City staff recommends that Council “strongly urge” the wearing of masks rather than mandate face coverings due to concerns about the impact of diverting public safety personnel to non-compliance calls. If Council opts to mandate face covering in public settings, staff recommends the enforcement of employee and customer compliance regarding masks and social distancing be placed on businesses.

Please check the City’s website for the most current meeting information at: www.capecoral.net; Department; City Clerk; public meeting calendar. To view a copy of the agenda once available, please go to www.capecoral.net/department/clerk/agendas_and_videos.php or pick up a copy at the Clerk’s Office.

Note that masks are required to enter any indoor City-owned facility (some exceptions apply).