Update September 29, 2020: Clarification of Governor's Executive Order 20-244 issued Friday, September 25, 2020.
On Friday, September 25, the Governor announced he was moving the state into the Phase 3 of reopening, that restaurant capacity limits would be lifted, and that he was suspending the collection of fines for mask violations against individuals.
Monroe CountyOrdinance 026-2020 requiring facial coverings be worn and social distancing be maintained is still in effect. There will be no citations against individuals, but code compliance can still cite businesses that are not requiring facial coverings inside the business.
Current restrictions on restaurant/bar capacity were imposed by the State, not the County. Businesses may operate at full capacity. Businesses, including restaurants and bars, should continue practicing social distancing for the protection of their customers.
Masks are also required outdoors when social distancing of six feet or more is not possible. “Wearing a mask is still incredibly important,” said Bob Eadie, Monroe County’s Health Officer. “We continue to rely on everyone’s adherence to the simple public health measures we’ve been stressing, especially mask wearing. Take individual precautions, be smart in crowds, wash your hands, and socially distance.”