FLORIDA COUNTY MAYOR ASKS RESIDENTS TO WEAR MASKS REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION

From THEHILL.COM

The mayor of Orange County, Fla. is asking residents to again wear face masks indoors as the county faces climbing COVID-19 positivity rates.

“I am announcing today that it is my official recommendation that Orange County return to the status in which it is recommended that all residents vaccinated and unvaccinated consider wearing facial coverings indoors when in crowded environments,” Mayor Jerry Demings said in an announcement reported by a local NPR affiliate station.

Officials say the rising cases are largely among the unvaccinated.

“It makes a lot of sense what the mayor just announced. For those who are going to go into crowded environments indoors everyone should be masked,” Medical Director Dr. Raul Pino said. “If you want to protect yours… (Read more)