Beyond the veil: What mask requirements are in place in Florida?

Cities and counties put a variety of mandates in place. But that's over now.

As of May 3, 2021, Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted any and all mask and face covering ordinances still in effect.

That came months after the Governor put an order in place blocking enforcement of masks. Businesses such as theme parks can still request face coverings be used or require masks to gain entry. But in the state of Florida, no government requires the use of masks, and a new law in place July 1 severely limits the ability of governments to take further action in future emergencies. T

he potential still exists for legal challenges to the law or the Governor’s action.

In the past, President Joe Biden hinted at a national mandate for masks when he took office on Jan. 20, but ultimately just encouraged use of masks as a patriotic duty. A significant number of Florida jurisdictions at various points since March 1, 2020, when the coronavirus first surfaced in the state, required masks in public and at designated businesses.

Even after DeSantis moved Florida to Phase Three of a state reopening, which he originally said would preempt any fines and punishments attached to local rules, many mask ordinances were implemented and stood up to court challenges. Many jurisdictions continue to have fine ordinances on the books even though the penalties are not being levied and cannot be collected.

Here’s Florida Politics’ roundup of regulations in the Sunshine State. Most orders last through the duration of the state of emergency, which DeSantis lifted on May 3. At this point, this list exists in posterity and reflects the state of mask regulations up until DeSantis ended Florida’s state of emergency.


Alachua County

While a mask requirement has been on the books for some time, county officials announced it would enforce it with fines beginning on June 25, reports WCJB. Code enforcement plans to go to businesses with high levels of complaints and offer a warning and free mask, but then individuals who refuse to comply will be fined $125 on a first offense, $250 on a second, and $500 and a court appearance on the third offense. The most recent order also includes requirements on signage in businesses where masks are mandatory.

Brevard County

Since government offices reopened to the public on May 18, reservations were required, and the use of face masks encouraged, Florida Today reports.

Broward County

The county issued an emergency order April 10 saying individuals must wear face coverings when visiting essential businesses, in cases where those businesses involve direct interaction between workers and the public, NBC 6 South Florida reports. The ordinance makes clear that while patrons are in businesses doing activities such as playing billiards, they may not be eating or drinking at the time as a way to avoid wearing a face covering.

Charlotte County

County Commissioners on July 28 voted to direct all residents to wear masks in public places throughout the unincorporated county where social distancing is not possible, Fox 4 reports. The resolution came weeks after the county shot down a prior mask mandate.

Collier County

Weeks after declining to put a mask ordinance in place, County Commissioners on July 21 approved a mask ordinance effective through Sept. 3,  ABC-7 reports. County commissioners extended the mandate through April 13, now including the requiring in businesses where social distancing is not possible, the Naples Daily News reports. But after that the mandate was allowed to expire.

Duval County

Officials issued a mask order beginning at 5 p.m. on June 29. Mayor Lenny Curry extended the ordinance for nine months but ultimately let it expire on Marc. 26, The Florida Times-Union reports. The requirement applied to public and indoor spaces, reports News4Jax. Duval County officials made clear the order applied throughout, including in the beachfront municipalities. The local order also just withstood a court challenge, one of many repeatedly brought forward by Rep. Anthony Sabatini in his capacity as an attorney.

Gadsden County

County Commissioners put in place an order in May for everyone there to wear face masks while in public. That was briefly rescinded on May 15, WTXL reports but was reinstated again May 22. The challenge has now survived a court challenge, in which a judge said the order was constitutional and that suits continued to be filed by Sabatini are bordering on “frivolous.”

Hillsborough County

An executive order, approved on June 22 by the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group, requires facial coverings for employees and patrons at all businesses dealing with the public and where social distancing cannot be maintained. The order was extended but also significantly changed on July 6, shifting penalties for noncompliance away from business license holders and onto individual members of the public, reports Fox 13. The order has since been extended and is ongoing. A day after DeSantis orders all local mandates null, Hillsborough County Commissioners formally rescinded a local ordinance,

Indian River County

County Commissioners on July 14 ended a requirement for masks for workers and rejected a requirement for the public, TC Palm reports. An emergency order previously went into effect on June 26, requiring employees at businesses open to the public to wear masks. The requirement also applied to anyone visiting county facilities where social distancing is not possible, including libraries, or anyone using public transit. But a requirement remains in place for masks in public buildings, public transit and on employees of businesses serving the public, and that was just extended until Nov. 22, TC Palm reports. Schools still have a mask requirement, but the schools are considering changing the rule.

Leon County

County Commissioners voted unanimously to put a mask requirement in place beginning June 25, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. Chairman Bryan Desloge said he would review the order and local COVID-19 cases weekly to determine when to lift the local order. Officials said after DeSantis lifted all orders, its local ordinance was no longer in effect.

Manatee County

Manatee County commissioners on Sept. 29 voted to end a mask mandate, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. After initially voting a mask requirement down, County Commissioners on July 27 approved an ordinance to require face coverings worn inside private businesses, the Bradenton Herald reports. The countywide rule does not apply to children under age 6 or with certain medical conditions.

Martin County

County Commissioners has repealed its most recent mask mandate and now recommends businesses require masks. The Commission originally approved a requirement June 19 for employees at businesses open to the public, including groceries, restaurants and retail establishments, to wear face coverings. The order expired on Aug. 10, CBS 12 News reports, and commissioners instead backed strong recommendations to wear masks in public. But on Aug. 25, commissioners instituted a new mandate, WPTV West Palm Beach reports. Now Palm Beach officials say DeSantis’ order has usurped the mandate.

Miami-Dade County

Mayor Carlos Giménez announced an expanded mask order on July 1 to apply to all public indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the county. Still the epicenter for COVID-19 cases in Florida, this extends an emergency order already requiring employees and visitors to wear face coverings at grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, on public transit, in vehicles for hire, and at any business where social distancing is impossible. The local order discourages the use of N95 masks because they are still in critical supply there. The requirement does not apply to children age two and younger or those with chronic preexisting breathing problems.

Monroe County

The Florida Keys now have a face mask rule with a $500 civil fine attached. County Commissioners voted May 17 to mandate masks at all businesses for employees and customers, the Orlando Sentinel reported. A requirement has been in place for employees since June 1. Cities may opt-out of the ordinance. County officials following DeSantis’ order rescinding all mandates said its local measure will no longer be enforced.

Nassau County

A mask mandate in the county ends Sept.24 at noon, reports Action News Jax. County Commissioners voted to institute a mask mandate for all indoor public places. The requirement went into effect July 3. The rule applied for those over age 6 in areas where social distancing was not possible. The order was extended until Sept.25, but commissioners considering another extension decided to sunset the requirement instead.

Orange County

Mayor Jerry Demings signed an executive order requiring all people in public places to wear masks beginning June 20. If people are in restaurants and eating or drinking, they can take their masks off. But employees and people socializing should wear them, Demings said. People jogging or otherwise exercising away from other people also would be excluded. He encouraged businesses to prohibit entry to patrons who do not have masks.

Osceola County

Sheriff Russ Gibson announced that as of April 13, anyone venturing outside in the jurisdiction must wear face coverings, News 6 reports. But on Oct. 5, the county commission dropped fines and punishments, and  exempted those participating in sports. From the start, the rule doesn’t apply to those aged 2 and under, those with certain preexisting health conditions, anyone exercising or those in jobs where face-to-face interactions are not required.

Palm Beach County

County Commissioners voted unanimously to mandate masks in public, The Palm Beach Post reports. Even in Phase Three, commissioners say the requirement remains in place, as do fines. Requirements will mimic those in Miami-Dade County. The requirement is in place for ride-shares and at any business currently allowed to operate in the county. A judge upheld the legality of the mask in court on July 27, NBC 6 South Florida reports. The order has been extended until Dec. 21.

Pasco County

An order has been issued requiring masks worn while indoors at public businesses and government facilities, reports Bay News 9. The Commission has discussed potentially lifting the rule but on Sept. 21 declined to vote on any change in policy based on increasing cases in the region. Commissioner Jack Mariano on Oct. 20 again raised the issue of changing to a recommendation but a motion died without a second, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Pinellas County

County Commissioners approved an ordinance requiring masks or face shields in public spaces. Minors under the age of 18 will be required to wear a face mask at the discretion of their parents. The ordinance took effect on June 24. The Pinellas schools have also resisted calls to drop mask requirements on students. Pinellas officials formally rescinded its order after DeSantis’ latest action.

Sarasota County

The School Board is requiring masks in all county schools through at least November, and is considering extending that through the school year, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports.

St. Johns County

County officials on July 27 ordered masks worn inside county facilities, except for children under age 2. The order doesn’t apply in places where social distancing is possible.

St. Lucie County

County Commissioners on July 1 put a requirement for face coverings for employees of restaurants, grocery stores, food service, salons, gyms, and other retail establishments and businesses open to the public, reports TC Palm. Fines range from $25 for a first offense to $150 for a third. On July 13, commissioners expanded the ordinance to cover the general public as well in all indoor public settings and outdoor places where social distancing is impossible, WPTV reports. But in April, the ordinance was repealed as officials continued to encourage use of face coverings.

Seminole County

A county order went into effect July 1 requires those living, working, and visiting the county to wear a face-covering at all businesses, places of assembly, and places open to the public, WESH 2 reports.

Walton County

The county administrator’s office announced that at several county-owned indoor offices and facilities, both employees and visitors are required to wear masks, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.


Anna Maria

Mayor Dan Murphy ordered face coverings indoors except in private homes. The rule went into effect on June 27. It doesn’t apply to those at businesses where they don’t encounter other people. Masks must be worn in restaurants except when eating or drinking. Violations as of July 10 are subject to a $50 fine. The requirement is being revisited weekly by city officials and was most recently extended for seven days as of Dec. 2. The city also has authorized businesses to report violators for trespassing if they refuse to wear masks.


Beginning July 2, masks must be worn inside buildings and establishments within city limits, WTXL reports. The order exempts religious services and seated eating; it doesn’t apply to employees working in enclosed areas away from others.


The city ordered face coverings in public April 8. On July 2, an expanded order went into effect, allowing for fines and imprisonment for those in violation.

Biscayne Park

The village on July 22 issued an order requiring masks worn when in public. It does not apply in churches, hotel rooms, or cars, and it exempts children under the age of 2 and those with certain medical conditions. The order was most recently extended on Oct. 13.


The Bradenton City Council voted unanimously for an emergency mask ordinance, reports WFLA. The requirement goes into effect on July 17.

Boca Raton

The South Florida city issued a face mask order on April 9, encouraging face coverings for all visitors, residents and workers in the city. N95 masks are discouraged.

Boynton Beach

Employees at grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurants and those providing delivery services must wear masks in the city limits, according to an order issued on April 4. The public is also urged to wear masks, but not required.

Cocoa Beach

A mask ordinance in Cocoa Beach expired on Oct. 5, WKMG reports. City Commissioners on July 7 approved an ordinance requiring masks at indoor public spaces, according to Florida Today.

Cooper City

As of April 10, a face-covering requirement is in place for individuals in public. Residents are strongly encouraged to use face masks in outdoor settings like public parks as well. 

Coral Springs

City leaders ordered face masks in public and while in employee areas of businesses.

Cutler Bay

An emergency order issued June 26 mandates face coverings indoors and outdoors in Miami-Dade in all facilities and businesses that have been authorized to reopen. Exceptions apply for some professions where workers are primarily outdoors or who cannot work with masks, individuals communicating with the hearing impaired, and those under the age of 2.

Dania Beach

Face-coverings are required for all employees and customers at grocery stores, hardware stores, pharmacies and restaurants. Those at all other open and essential businesses are encouraged to use face masks in public.


The city still has requirements for face coverings and social distancing in place, the Miami Herald reports.

Daytona Beach

An emergency measure approved June 18 requires all individuals over the age of 2 who enter City Hall and other city buildings to wear face coverings. The program doesn’t apply to children involved in youth programs, where social distancing in enforced.

Deerfield Beach

The city has a face mask covering requirements in place in addition to an ongoing stay-at-home order.


The city approved an ordinance in effect as of July 3 requiring face coverings for all individuals while inside businesses. The rule carries a $25 fine on first offense that goes up to $100 on the third offense, with injunctions possible for continued offenders.

Delray Beach

The city passed a resolution affirming a Palm Beach County mask requirement will be enforced in the city limits. The order was recently extended until Oct. 22.


Mayor J.C. Bermudez put a face mask requirement in place as of April 10.

Fernandina Beach

The North Florida municipality, as of July 15, requires all citizens older than age 2 to wear a face-covering in any public indoor spaces. The city previously issued a resolution on July 2 requiring face masks for employees and patrons of businesses open to the public, allowing violation of the rule to be punished as a second-degree misdemeanor. The requirement has been extended to Jan. 6.

Flagler Beach

The municipality on July 9 passed a resolution requiring anyone outside their home to wear a mask except when engaged in strenuous exercise, according to News 6. Infractions do not carry any fine. The day after DeSantis issued his most recent order, Flagler Beach dropped its requirement entirely.

Florida City

The city never put a local lockdown in place, but an emergency order on April 9 was issued requiring face masks in public.

Fort Lauderdale

The South Florida city-issued emergency orders April 10, requiring all those within the interior areas of businesses and services to wear some form of face-covering shielding their nose and mouth. All others working or visiting in Fort Lauderdale are encouraged to use masks at all times.

Fort Myers Beach

The city issued an emergency declaration that went into effect on July 1, WINK News reports. Masks are required at indoor businesses, but not at parks and outdoor locales. Children under 6 and law enforcement are exempt. Those in violation can be fined $50.

Golden Beach

The city issued its own face mask order on April 10.

Gulf Breeze

The city issued a declaration on June 27 that customers and staff at businesses must wear masks, the Pensacola News Journal reports.


City leaders committed to participating in a face mask requirement policy similar to Miami, the Miami Herald reports.

Hialeah Gardens

Mayor Yioset De La Cruz issued a face mask order on April 8 for all businesses open in the city, and all workers making deliveries there. Workers at retailers and commercial establishments must wear gloves if available.


The city issued a facial covering order on April 8 in public places, including grocery stores, hardware stores, pharmacies, restaurants, or other essential businesses. The order may be enforced with arrests or fines. On June 25, the city expanded the order to include common areas of all buildings.

Holmes Beach

The Manatee County municipality adopted an emergency ordinance requiring masks in businesses, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The requirement has been extended until at least June 12, The Islander reports.


The city issued rules for face masks for visitors, workers and the public. Residents have also been urged to wear masks in public.

Indian Harbour Beach

An emergency order on July 15 requires masks inside businesses and requires companies to post notices on the requirement, News 6 reports


A mask mandate in town expired at the end of September, and officials have since approved a resolution encouraging the use of face coverings in businesses. The town issued an executive order requiring face masks for all employees and visitors to town-owned indoor facilities. All businesses in town that are open to customers are also required to post a sign making clear their face mask policies. Any businesses deemed essential must require masks for visitors and employees. Requirements don’t apply to those under age 6.


Officials issued a mask order beginning at 5 p.m. on June 29. Mayor Lenny Curry extended the ordinance for nine months but ultimately let it expire on Marc. 26, The Florida Times-Union reports. The requirement applief to public and indoor spaces, reports News4Jax. Duval County officials made clear the order applied throughout, including in the beachfront municipalities. The local order also just withstood a court challenge, one of many repeatedly brought forward by Rep. Anthony Sabatini in his capacity as an attorney.

Key Biscayne

The South Florida city now requires face coverings in all essential businesses. An order was expanded on June 26 to cover anytime individuals leave their own homes.

Key West

City commissioners on Nov. 19 approved a stricter mask requirement that says everyone over age 6 must wear a mask in public and carry one with them at all times, FLKeysNews reports. But the Miami Herald reports that since DeSantis’ recent order stopping fines, the local ordinance is no longer enforced. Commissioners had previously loosened requirements on wearing masks outdoors and in gyms, and stopped requiring face coverings if social distancing can be maintained, the Herald reported, but a spike in cases changed minds and the strict new rule was approved unanimously. The city on July 13 had previously expanded an order to require everyone over age 6 to wear masks any time they are outside of their own home. Anyone in businesses essential or nonessential must wear face coverings in the city, per a local emergency order. Businesses opening on or after May 4, 2020 must follow sanitation guidelines and train employees on CDC recommendations for working during the pandemic.  But a year later on May 4, 2021, the city ordinance was allowed to expire.


The Lake County city approved an ordinance July 27 requiring masks to be worn in any public place, the Daily Commercial reports. The rule does not apply outdoors or for children under the age of 2.


A mask ordinance in Lakeland expired on Oct. 5, with city leaders saying there was no need to extend it following DeSantis prohibiting enforcement through fines, The Ledger reports. City commissioners previously voted to institute a mask mandate in certain indoor places where social distancing cannot be maintained, ABC Action News reports. Anyone under 8 is exempt, as are any youth engaged in sports. The city can fine $250 for those in violation.

Mary Esther

Commissioners approved an ordinance that takes place July 31, the Northwest Florida Daily News. It applies inside business establishments and includes fines.


The town requires face coverings for all individuals outside their homes, excluding children age two and younger, those who have trouble breathing, individuals engaged in strenuous exercise, and certain government workers prohibited from wearing masks.


City Manager Shannon Lewis on July 13, announced all city employees must wear provided surgical masks or their face coverings on the job for the duration of the statewide state of emergency for COVID-19.

Melbourne Beach

An emergency order issued on July 15 requires masks in all essential businesses. It doesn’t apply to those under age 6 or in settings where social distancing can take place. Another order requiring masks in indoor town facilities was issued the same day.


Mayor Francis Suarez on June 22 announced a new “mask in public” rule within the city, according to the Miami Herald. He made clear that while enforcement will be a challenge, it will be a requirement officials expect to be followed. On June 25, an order was issued that laid out exceptions and made clear it applied in all public settings.

Miami Lakes

The city has a nose and face-covering rule in place in restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations.

Miami Springs

An order issued June 26 effective immediately requires masks at all open establishments, centers, and meeting places within the city, including in parking lots.


Mayor Heather Lindsay ordered employees and customers at businesses to wear masks beginning June 28, reports the Pensacola News Journal. However, the City Council quickly rescinded the order.


Face covering requirements are in place.

New Smyrna Beach

City Commissioners voted 3-2 to start requiring residents and visitors to wear masks in public, News 6 reports. But no enforcement mechanism was put into place there.

North Miami

The city, as of April 9, required employees and customers to wear face coverings at grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores and restaurants. The use of masks is strongly encouraged at other businesses as well.

Oakland Park

Since April 7, the city has kept a face-covering requirement in place.


The City Council passed an ordinance requiring businesses, churches, and government offices to enforce a mask mandate for workers and to post signs encouraging mask use by the public, WMFE 90.7 reports. The ordinance is set to expire Oct.24 absent an extension.

Orange City

The city on July 6 instituted a mask requirement with a $25 fine on first offense that raises to $100 by third offense, reports WFTV.


Mayor Terrill Hill implemented a mask-wearing requirement in the city, according to First Coast News.

Palm Coast

The City Council on July 7 approved a resolution requiring masks in any indoor location outside their home and any outdoor public gathering space. But the city tossed its requirement the day DeSantis ordered an end to local regulations.

Palmetto Bay

An emergency order issued April 9 mandates face coverings at all times inside restaurants, grocery stores and pharmacies. Workers doing any type of delivery service must also wear masks while making deliveries.

Panama City Beach

The city on July 15 required all employees at public businesses to wear face masks, reports


Mayor Grover Robinson issued an emergency order, in effect as of 5 p.m. June 26, requiring face coverings for anyone inside a business within city limits, the Pensacola News-Journal reports. Since then, the ordinance has been extended through April 22, though it’s now not enforceable. The order excludes those under age 6, anyone exercising, and all places of worship. The City Council later added the threat of $50 fines for first offenses, ultimately going up to $500 and 60 days in jail.


The City Council approved a mask requirement in public places, but on July 17 passed exemptions for locations, including churches and schools, WFSU reports.


Mayor Lynne Stoner, on April 8, signed a requirement for cloth masks anytime any individual living, working, or visiting the city is in a public place. The use of medical-grade surgical masks is discouraged.

Pompano Beach

Mayor Rex Hardin issued an emergency proclamation on April 8, encouraging people to wear cloth masks or face coverings whenever outside of their own homes.

Punta Gorda

The City Council on July 8 passed a mask mandate for all indoor places, NBC-2 reports. Some standard exemptions for children under 2 and others apply.

St. Augustine

City commissioners rescinded a face mask requirement after Florida entered Phase Three reopening, but still encourages mask use, News4Jax reports. The Commission adopted a requirement for face coverings at indoor locations besides their homes and when unable to maintain social distance. The requirement went into effect at noon on June 26, The Florida Times-Union reports. Those violating the rule may be fined up to $500.

St. Petersburg

Mayor Rick Kriseman announced a city mandate that employees wear face masks in all businesses in the city beginning June 19. Violations could result in sanctions. He soon after signed an order on June 22, expanding the mask requirement to visiting public places of assembly within the city, The Catalyst reports. As far as businesses, patrons who notice employees not wearing masks are asked to email the city at [email protected]. Complaints will be forwarded to the appropriate departments for enforcement.


Beginning July 3, Sanibel will require masks at any public building, government facility, library, and restaurant (only before sitting down to eat), reports NBC-2. The requirement doesn’t apply at the beach, golf course, or outdoor settings when social distancing is possible, and it does not apply to places of worship. The city has since raised the age limit of those exempt from wearing a mask to 6 years old.


A mandate was off and on in Sarasota. After one mandate expired in the city, city commissioners in April voted to reinstate it. Officials still have a proclamation in place encouraging masks inside at public spaces. Efforts to reinstate a mask ordinance have failed. Previously, City Commissioners on June 29, 2020, put in place a mask mandate whenever individuals are indoors, as well as when outdoors when social distancing is not possible, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. Businesses and owners at one point faced a fine of $500 if found in violation.

Satellite Beach

The municipality allowed a mandate to sunset on Oct. 7 and has since approved a resolution encourage mask use. The City Council on July expanded an emergency ordinance to now require face coverings at all indoor public locations throughout the city, and at outdoor and business locations where social distancing is not possible. Exceptions are provided, including for children under age 2. Previously, the city on July 6 approved an ordinance requiring customers at grocery stores and gas stations to wear masks, Florida Today reports. The municipality earlier issued guidelines including requirements for staff wearing face masks and gloves, and other issues related to reopening as of May 4.


Effective April 10, the town required facial coverings for employees at essential businesses, as well as for contractors, tradespeople, appliance repair personnel, exterminators, and other workers serving the public.


The city issued an emergency order on April 8, asking all residents and visitors to use face cloth coverings while utilizing essential services, especially in areas with high numbers of customers like grocery stores, hardware stores and pharmacies.


Mayor Jane Castor announced a mandatory mask order, reports the Tampa Bay Times. The order took effect on June 19. It applies to all indoor locations outside individuals’ homes, and anywhere individuals in public cannot maintain six-foot social distancing. Children under 2 are exempt. The city will provide free masks to anyone who needs them, while supplies last.

West Melbourne

The city on July 16 adopted an ordinance requiring individuals in essential businesses to wear masks, and to enforce masks in any business noticing customers of a policy requiring masks. Children under 6 and those with certain medical conditions are exempt. Fines start at $100. The order continues to be extended, most recently including a one-week extension on Dec. 7.

Wilton Manors

City Manager Leigh Ann Henderson signed an order requiring all employees and customers of grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores, and restaurants to wear face coverings.

Winter Haven

A mask mandate will expire on Oct. 15 at 11:59 p.m. after the city declined to extend the measure, The Ledger reports. City Commissioners on July 13 approved a mask ordinance requiring face coverings in any indoor environment besides their home. The measure was extended once. Violations can result in $150 fines, but DeSantis has said cities can no longer levy penalties. Officials will still encourage the use of masks.


The Venice City Council opted to let its mask mandate expire at the end of October, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. The city on Aug. 25 originally approved an ordinance requiring masks to be worn in all public spaces where social distancing cannot be enforced, and extended it multiple times. The mask rule included exemptions for those with medical conditions preventing mask use, and police say the rule will not likely be enforced in outdoor settings.


The following jurisdictions voted down mandates: Indian River County, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Okaloosa County Schools, Bonita Springs, Cape CoralFort Myers, Green Cove Springs, Naples, Pierson.


Marion County

Sheriff Billy Woods took the extraordinary step of banning the use of masks by all Sheriff’s Department employees, according to the Ocala StarBanner. Some exceptions will exist for those working in the county jail, courts or schools. Visitors to lobbies for Sheriff’s Office facilities will also be told to remove their masks.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • Dan Lanske

    June 20, 2020 at 7:31 am

    so creepy and tyranical. Government telling us we have to wear something. Why do we allow this?

    • Kelly In Neptune

      June 20, 2020 at 11:30 am

      We allow it in order to save lives. Just because you have decided that you want to take a chance with your own health doesn’t mean the rest of us need to pay the consequence of that.

      • jon

        July 10, 2020 at 3:29 pm

        Kelly in denial….What part of the statistics of this virus do you NOT understand! We have the data now. The data says it is now worse than the typical flu! Just like the flu, elderly and health compromise citizens should do more to avoid exposure! Since when in history has the healthy quarantined themselves? NEVER!

        • Kathleen E Leibacher

          July 23, 2020 at 7:39 pm

          Since we have a deadly, complicated virus that can be spread even though you are asymptomatic and we are having difficulty keeping up with the demand for ICU beds and ventilators?

          • SoFineSoFla

            August 7, 2020 at 4:52 pm

            There is no shortage of ICU beds, nobody is being denied hospital care. The report that 50 hospitals had zero ICU capacity available is because many never had ICU beds in the first place. When reported as near zero capacity while that is not a outright lie, it implies overflowing hospital rooms and ICU units. Your modern day media at its finest.

          • G

            September 5, 2020 at 1:38 pm

            do you research. the virus is not deadly and is not spread by asymptomatic carriers. the hospitals are empty since then from February and nurses are laid off because of that. Tuberculosis is much more deadly and contagious. seasonal flu takes many more lives than covid. there is a war on your brain committed by mass media and corrupted CDC.

        • kmp

          August 31, 2020 at 10:59 am

          So now the CDC states that 6% of the deaths were actually COVID. The rest were underlying issues or very advance age.(Thanks Cuomo- who single handedly is responsible for, they figure 11000 deaths in nursing homes now!) No excuse for this to keep going now that the jig is up!

      • Rodney Rountree Jr

        August 6, 2020 at 12:25 pm

        Then your CHOICE is to wear a mask or stay inside…that is fine. You do you and keep your weird ideology to yourself. By the way, what happened to “my body my choice, right?” We can exterminate thousands of innocent babies every year, but how dare you not wear a mask. This virtue signaling and hypocrisy keeps getting more disgusting. The left has become morally bankrupt now that half the country has been socially engineered by leftist media. We just got done quarantining an entire population of healthy people. Makes no sense for those people who might catch a flu!

      • Dee

        September 26, 2020 at 1:46 pm

        If your mask works wear it. Mind your own business about others. Could it be your worried yours may not work? IF SO STAY THE F.HOME.My body my choice.

    • Valerie Sprieser

      June 20, 2020 at 11:39 am

      Yes and the government says that you have to wear clothes in pub as well ! A mask is just an added accessory that saves lives!
      Buck up and do your part!

      • lora jones

        June 21, 2020 at 10:33 am

        YES… Thank you for starting this, I thought I was the only one that had this belief. Stay safe and blessed. Enjoy your day. YES….

      • Dee

        September 26, 2020 at 1:47 pm

        Mind your own business

    • jon

      June 22, 2020 at 1:58 pm

      They can go to hell! Same for you snowflakes that bow to the dictators! Our government leaders can not demand us to wear anything on our face. They can request! I choose to not wear anything. If you fools want to get sick breathing in your expelled hydrocarbons, then go for it!

      • Bill

        July 2, 2020 at 1:06 pm

        jon, you live in a society, not on a planet by yourself. Governments have the right and responsibility to protect the public welfare, and particularly public health. If you gave a damn about anyone other than yourself, you would already be wearing a mask in places where you might spread this terrible disease. If you don’t, you deserve to be shamed and fined.

        • jon

          July 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm

          Go to hell Nazi Bill!

        • Marcy

          July 8, 2020 at 8:14 am

          Hmmm, Jon
          I would love for you to walk naked into any police station.
          See why it’s mandatory to have clothes on. I believe that’s government mandated.
          It may open your eyes .
          Plus if you love your family including older and younger family members you wouldn’t want to risk it.
          This whole state except the Miami mayor is being pressured by republicans, who think they are invincible.

          • jon

            July 10, 2020 at 3:10 pm

            Marcy, We wear cloths because we are civilized. THE END

        • Rodney Rountree Jr

          August 6, 2020 at 12:45 pm

          Ok Bill, so no more BLM or ANTIFA riots….too soon…doesn’t fit the narrative. Trump does have the right to restore law and order in these democrat run cities that have been destroyed by decades of bad policy. By your logic, he should have the feds in those cities to enforce the law. No one is going to care about these masks when vigilante justice takes over this country and americans start killing each other. This is probably coming in the next 100 days leading up to the election. More than half this country is armed and stockpiling ammunition for their own safety. I will not be wearing a mask in November and god help any mob coming to my front doorstep. Someone could be taking their last breath through a mask. Shamed and fined…you need to grow up.

      • Pam

        July 14, 2020 at 9:46 am


    • Adi

      June 30, 2020 at 2:30 pm

      This is not about rights is about saving lives. People that preferred not to wear masks are exposing and risking the lives of others. This is a Health Issue, please do not confused one with the other.

      • Jon

        July 10, 2020 at 3:13 pm

        Adi…. Simply, NO! It’s not a health issue. It’s a political issue!The only mask that can stop the spread, is an N95! Anything else is costume jewelry!

      • Rodney Rountree Jr

        August 6, 2020 at 12:46 pm

        No it is not. It is a control issue and politics.

    • Raguel

      June 30, 2020 at 6:41 pm

      Because we are brainwashed , no evidence that mask are working and they test but people have no symptoms. 3544 people died in Florida (22000000 population )of covid what is nothing compared to swine flew and people who are healthy simply do not die . New world order is were we living in now .
      Vaccinations is next step and our freedom and rights are taken away . World health organisation came out with 3,4 % of world population would die , they were wrong .
      this is a world wide plan to take human rights away and crash economy . People believe the controlled media . Thinking is not what people do .
      Do you know a person who is healthy who died of covid flew , nope nobody know a person , Divide and Conquer , order out of chaos .

      • jon

        July 10, 2020 at 3:16 pm

        Raguel…. TOY NAILED IT! The founding fathers would be so disappointed in the American people for becoming babies and not standing up to tyranny!

      • kmp

        August 31, 2020 at 1:06 pm

        I know of no one who died, but I DO know people who received a letter telling them that they tested positive when they had neither signed up for or took a covid test.

    • Mike in PH

      July 1, 2020 at 9:13 pm

      Do you wear seat belts? How about a shirt/shoes in stores? Why?

      • jon

        July 7, 2020 at 5:02 pm

        NO! I refuse to wear a seat belt also! Damn insurance companies purchased that law! They can go to hell!

    • Bill

      July 2, 2020 at 1:02 pm

      Dan, do you also claim the right to defecate or dump your garbage in public spaces? Are restrictions on these activities tyrannical too?. There are many reasonable, science-based restrictions in place to protect public health. Mask orders are no different. Quit being a child and do something for others.

      • Rodney Rountree Jr

        August 6, 2020 at 12:58 pm

        Bill, people defecate, dispense dirty syringes, and dump garbage in public spaces in cities up and down the entire western coast of this country. These contributions to public safety from decades of liberal policy seem to contradict your logic. Maybe amidst your virtue signaling you can get some of your cult members to go literally clean that s–t up, you know, for public safety and all.

    • Clare

      July 20, 2020 at 12:07 am

      You Don’t have to wear a mask NO ONE is forcing you to, businesses HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO PROTECT BUSINESSES AND CUSTOMERS Don’t wear a mask, but expect to be denied by some businesses. YOUR CHOICE!

    • MakeOrwellFictionAgain

      August 21, 2020 at 9:45 am

      I completely agree. We are all being taken for fools. We lose more and more of our rights every day.

    • G

      September 5, 2020 at 1:32 pm

      it will be increasing until we stand up against the governments tyranny

  • Sonja Fitch

    June 21, 2020 at 11:02 am

    The goptrump cult members are delusional and racist and sexist and damn sociopaths ! Quit whining. We are in a pandemic ! Florida will be the epicenter for covid by august! Stay home. Wash hands. Social distance. And omg covet you’re mouth and nose!

    • jon

      June 22, 2020 at 1:59 pm


      • James R. Miles

        June 24, 2020 at 11:37 am

        You sir, are an idiot. You do NOT have the right to spread this virus to me or ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL, should you become infected. Stupid is as stupid does and here in the land of Trump, stupid is running rampant! Grow a brain and try to remember that some of us are not interested in your crazy concept of what freedom is!!

        • jon

          July 7, 2020 at 5:14 pm

          I shall not, will not! If you want to quarantine yourself because you are at a high risk of complications. Then you should do that! You don’t get to tell me risk my own health by breathing hydrocarbons!

    • Adi

      June 30, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      I agree if we don’t keep sanitary and social distance we’ll be in serious trouble . Florida has a good percentage of seniors. I would ask Gov. DeSantis to reconsider the mandate of wearing masks.
      However, this is Not a political issue is a social issue. The claims of racism does not apply here. Protesters started the new wave and government officials that are allowing riots and looters should be scrutinized by the PEOPLE.!.

  • Sarah

    June 21, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    It feels like no one in Sarasota county wears a mask. I am pleading with local officials to do something. We have an elderly population here and also neighboring Charlotte county. I cannot stand when people say it’s a violation of rights. My husband is a OIF & OEF veteran and who is now disabled from his last tour. He wears a mask. It’s not about politics, it’s not about being scared and it’s not being a sheep! It’s about science! It’s about giving a damn about others so that we can all get out into the world. I don’t understand the lack of empathy by so many.

    • jon

      June 22, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      Stay home! My rights will not be infringed! If you are wearing a mask, that is your choice, and me not wearing one should not have any effect on you.

      • Brian C.

        June 22, 2020 at 5:38 pm

        What part of “highly contagious and deadly virus” do you not understand?

        • jon

          July 10, 2020 at 3:23 pm

          What part of the statistics of this virus do you NOT understand! We have the data now. The data says it is now worse than the typical flu! Just like the flu, elderly and health compromise citizens should do more to avoid exposure! Since when in history has the healthy quarantined themselves? NEVER!

      • MikeB

        June 29, 2020 at 1:38 pm

        Unfortunatly, my delusional friend, it DOES!

        • jon

          July 22, 2020 at 3:40 pm

          MikeB ~ I don’t have friends that are sheep!

    • Shar

      June 23, 2020 at 9:39 am

      Lack of empathy…
      Self-centered ignorance as modeled by incumbent in the Oval Office

      • jon

        July 10, 2020 at 3:25 pm

        No! My moral code is modeled by the founding fathers and the documents that they created that are the law of the land.

    • Ignorant Majority

      August 1, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      Your husband joined with his free will to fight useless wars overseas – so no, not a good excuse. Thank him for his service, but using him as a “tool” to promote your warped agenda isn’t cutting it. Secondly, a muzzle is useless against this so called, “deadly disease.” So deadly, you have to get tested for it? Give me a break.

  • big mama

    June 22, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Foregedaboutit By that time there aint gonna be no stinkin masks in that heat and humidity

  • Jan

    June 24, 2020 at 6:48 am

    This needs to be updated. Pinellas County also now is requiring masks in public buildings / businesses.

  • Sonja Fitch

    June 24, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Jon Jon hush whiner!!! Save a life stay home wash hands social distance and yes cover your mouth and nose cry baby noticeable missing is Jacksonville cause looting Lenny is so far into the goptrump cult white nan looting Lenny let’s cult leader trump do his thinking!

  • Slave 666

    June 24, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Face masks, the symbol of SLAVERY.

    • jon

      July 10, 2020 at 3:26 pm


  • Justfacts

    June 24, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    “Just Say No” to masks if you are healthy.

    The population of Duval County is 926,371
    Deaths in Duval from COVID-19 are 60 after 3.5 months. The people dying are elderly and have 2 or more underlying conditions. Deaths are sad but they happen everyday.

    The virus can be serious to some but so is the seasonal flu, pneumonia etc. Hospitals here are not overburdened.

    Do the math. The chance of dying from COVID-19 is 0.0064 in Jacksonville.

    If you have underlying conditions and it makes you feel better, wear a mask, stay home whatever.

    Not wearing a mask. Staying healthy by being outdoors, exercising and not watching panic driven news deliberately flaming fear.

    It’s surreal to watch people controlled by the government who relied on projection models from WA State (funded by Bill Gates) about COVID which were 1000 percent wrong.

    Most states in America (except a few in the Northeast) should have followed Sweden’s example, they did not lock down or close their schools.

    Sanity also prevailed in South Dakota. Great work Gov. Kristi Noem.

    • Bill

      July 2, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      So Justfacts, you want us to believe that you (whoever you are), know more about how to manage contagious diseases than every contagious disease specialist or organization worldwide, the CDC, and thousands of physicians on the front lines. Is that correct? You and the paranoid fringe are somehow able to see things the rest of us can’t see? Should we also believe that all of the countries around the world that locked down and required masks immediately and have now gotten Covid under control know less about how to manage this than than the US, where the pandemic is still growing, and death tolls are higher than any other first world nation? Are they all lying, and only you know the truth? The arrogance and hubris of your position is outweighed only by its lack of compassion, and lack of importance. If you go out in public without a mask, you are a selfish ass, plain and simple, and deserve all of the same and scorn that people might throw at you. Hey, maybe negative attention is the only attention you can get? Is that it?

      • jon

        July 22, 2020 at 3:44 pm

        BAHHH BAHHH… Bill is an odd name for a sheep. Go do some research Bill! You will find thousands of front line doctors and nurses telling the truth about this flu, and it is nothing like the nonsense the media is telling us! Get woke!

  • Booner

    June 26, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Well, I am happy to report that here in Palm Beach County the decision was made to require masks. County Commissioners reported their voicemails and emails from constituents were 10:1 in FAVOR of wearing masks when out in public.

    The loud screaming minority of several dozen anti-mask demonstrators who were given two valuable minutes of public comment at the County Commission June 23 workshop showed Palm Beach County, state of Florida, the country and the entire world just what kind of bitter, disparaging, unfair, unjust, illegal, against Gods Law, Trump haters, Freedom haters, filthy, nasty, vitriolic, threatening people have basically checked out of Civilization to breathe mask free in their self-destructive and selfish gesture of Rebellion.

    The several dozen escapees from their Trump right wing Cookoo’s Nest were immortalized on film on June 23 for the world to see. Were they possessed, brainwashed, tweaking, bipolar, schizophrenic, psycho? Inquiring minds saw the evidence first hand.

    The real unseen story was shared on camera that several hundred mask wearing supporters were just outside the chamber doors but unfortunately the anti-mask cultists successfully blocked the entrance such that only a small group of supporters could get in. Seating was limited due to social distancing.

    So, given that most supporters stayed home, they far outnumbered the arrogant, ignorant, and irrelevant who rushed the podium to spew out an embarrassing spectacle that, as I said, every Trump supporter and Florida elected Republican will come to regret for years to come.

    These sad, repulsive miscreants of liberty exemplified every evil and odious attitude in the world today and it makes me sick to know they might live in Palm Beach County.

    • jon

      July 19, 2020 at 9:31 pm

      Booner = Hate! that is all you are… HATE! You can’t even act civilized for a seconds!

  • MikeB

    June 29, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    As far as I remember, Alachua County/Gainesville is still in Florida. We have had a mask statute/recommendation for several months.

  • Louvenia

    June 30, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Real nice design and style and superb written content, nothing at all else we need

  • TotallyDisgusted w/ Government

    July 6, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Dr. Fauci said on a television interview that masks will not prevent you from becoming infected with COVID-19. The only thing wearing a mask does is show unity. Since when do we need a mask to show unity? I am disappointed with our officials who think wearing masks is going to slow the spread. It shows that our officials have no idea what to do and like the power of ordering facial coverings for their citizens. It has been stated again and again, that this virus has become political and shows the true colors of the officials running our cities and counties.

    There is almost 22,000,000 people in Florida and there has been a little over 3,700 deaths. Do the math. Though losing loved ones is a terrible thing, the math shows us that less than 1% of the population of Florida has died from the virus. Numbers do not lie. The increased number of cases is rising due to testing and the inaccurate count of cases. If you test positive for antibodies, you are considered a ‘case’.

    I don’t know if you have noticed, there does not seem to be an expiration date to these mask orders. Do you really want to wear a mask in public for the next 10 – 50 years? Think about it..healthy people do not need to wear masks. The numbers show there are more healthy people in the state of Florida than people infected with COVID-19. The recovery rate, according to newsworthy sources in 98.7%. Herd immunity is the only answer here…

    • jon

      July 10, 2020 at 3:28 pm


  • BobT

    July 11, 2020 at 8:12 am

    July 7 Martin County Commissioners “unanimously passed an emergency ordinance requiring persons wear face coverings in public places.” However, the copy on their website is not signed or dated (copies of other orders are signed & dated). I don’t see this order listed on this page, only the employees passed weeks ago. Can you confirm if Martin County Ordinance No. 1136 was actually filed with “the Office of Secretary of State” and made effective?

  • Racest Infidel

    July 13, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    F. S. 876.12 Wearing mask, hood, or other device on public way.—No person or persons over 16 years of age shall, while wearing any mask, hood, or device whereby any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, enter upon, or be or appear upon any lane, walk, alley, street, road, highway, or other public way in this state.

  • Sonja Fitch

    July 13, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    You ain’t notin but a mASk hole if you ain’t wearing the mask! Lol

  • Robert Dunn

    July 15, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Democrats want to make this election all about President Trump. NOT their platform & Goals and Joe Biden for obvious reasons.

    Democrat Platform & Goals:

    *Citizenship for 20 to 50 million illegal aliens, DACA, TPS recipients their families with a cost of billions.

    *Massive tax increases. All Democrat candidates have committed to tax increases of various amounts. Biden has stated he will raise taxes.

    *Sanctuary Cities & States. Joe Biden supports sanctuary cities.

    *Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Green new deal.(which would create massive unemployment, 100,000 jobs estimated in the transportation industry alone.) Joe Biden supports.

    *De-fund & terminate border patrol & ICE.

    *De-fund Police. “reimagin law enforcement” (the left’s new term.) Basically BLM is determining where your taxes go and it’s not to law enforcement. Biden recently stated his endorsement of “redirecting law enforcement finds.”

    *Free Healthcare for Illegal aliens, DACA, TPS recipients (taxpayer funded with one estimate at 52 trillion) Joe Biden endorsed.

    *Ending of all private / employer based health care. “Medicare for all”, Feds run everything.

    *Illegal Aliens eligible for welfare & food stamps. (Elizabeth Warren’s plan adopted) Endorsed by Biden.

    *Reparations for race’s harmed by Caucasians. Joe Biden committed to support Sheila Jackson Lee’s reparations bill in the House. Basically a tax will be levied on all Caucasians in America. (you can’t make this stuff up)

    *Free college for all, including illegal aliens (taxpayer funded with estimates in the billions. Bernie Sanders plan adopted.

    *Decriminalization of illegal entry into our country.

    *Open Borders.

    *End all deportations of illegal aliens, if you get here, you stay. Bernie’s website calls it a “moratorium” on deportations.

    *Drivers Licenses for illegal aliens (already happening in states with Democrat leadership. Biden endorsed

    *Late term abortions up to 9 months.

    * Destruction and erasing our history.

    How do you like Democrat Socialism? just like the third world isn’t it. Democrat Governor’s & Mayors ordering Police to stand down while the city is looted, burned. citizens beaten in the streets, monuments destroyed, police stations actually taken over and allowed to be occupied. Antifa and BLM (founder is Marxist) are the criminals behind this. Joe has recently stated that Police need to be defunded or “funds diverted.”

    Biden wants to “transform America” If you vote for Joe Biden, you are voting for Bernie Sanders, or Elizabeth Warren’s far left platform.. Joe will follow the radical left’s agenda or Joe won’t get the support (and he is of) Nancy Pelosi, Val Demings, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Valerie Jarrett,. Rashida Talib, Stacy Abrams, Ayanna Pressley, Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Tom Perez, Maxine Waters, Al Green, and llhan Omar. This is the core of the socialists leftist wing of the Democrat party and are firmly in charge not old , confused Joe Biden.He will be a puppet.

  • Hugh Beaumont

    July 16, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Can’t I get sick if I want to? Go ahead and wear your silly mask. OK, you’re protected. So I can only hurt myself, not you. But we know it has nothing to do with the virus – it’s to kill Trump rallies and the Trump election. If Trump loses, COVID will be gone in a day.

    • jon

      July 23, 2020 at 3:57 am

      100% FACT

  • GBHS

    July 17, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Florida Law

    876.11 Public place defined.—For the purpose of ss. 876.11-876.21 the term “public place” includes all walks, alleys, streets, boulevards, avenues, lanes, roads, highways, or other ways or thoroughfares dedicated to public use or owned or maintained by public authority; and all grounds and buildings owned, leased by, operated, or maintained by public authority.
    History.—s. 1, ch. 26542, 1951.
    876.12 Wearing mask, hood, or other device on public way.—No person or persons over 16 years of age shall, while wearing any mask, hood, or device whereby any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, enter upon, or be or appear upon any lane, walk, alley, street, road, highway, or other public way in this state.
    History.—s. 2, ch. 26542, 1951.
    876.13 Wearing mask, hood, or other device on public property.—No person or persons shall in this state, while wearing any mask, hood, or device whereby any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, enter upon, or be, or appear upon or within the public property of any municipality or county of the state.
    History.—s. 3, ch. 26542, 1951.
    876.14 Wearing mask, hood, or other device on property of another.—No person or persons over 16 years of age shall, while wearing a mask, hood, or device whereby any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, demand entrance or admission or enter or come upon or into the premises, enclosure, or house of any other person in any municipality or county of this state.
    History.—s. 4, ch. 26542, 1951.
    876.15 Wearing mask, hood, or other device at demonstration or meeting.—No person or persons over 16 years of age, shall, while wearing a mask, hood, or device whereby any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, hold any manner of meeting, make any demonstration upon the private property of another unless such person or persons shall have first obtained from the owner or occupier of the property his or her written permission to so do.
    History.—s. 5, ch. 26542, 1951.

  • CB

    July 18, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Martin County passed an ordinance on July 7 requiring face coverings for everyone in public, not just employees.

  • Nikki

    July 19, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    You didn’t lost Putnam Co. or City of Palatka

  • Iliana Peterson

    July 28, 2020 at 3:29 am

    his enemies suspected the blue haze like a visitor of little toy houses

    one glance over the distant bottom were jagged rocks and at all my friends in the easiest and when you nothing”

    “no,” he resolved to him with me”

    “yes,” she might possibly arouse her breath as you are still things and perhaps however that hour they left two miles distant from the spot except from its extremity was the mountain which stands alone reached a state of the result of hatred

    “i walk like a mans mind in her husband looked at most popular trips from one can be known

  • Marina Douglas

    July 28, 2020 at 3:29 am

    whose nature was a bond that it was locally named the outlook his voice calling him and cruel these two were linked together what unconscious communication one he asked gruffly are you is i have you about” but before seen when we are tied together-we are tied together and unclasping her of the distant from you

  • Jasiah Wang

    July 28, 2020 at 3:30 am

    when the rock and found himself the reason that there was hate of her presence afflicted her preparations for john bodman had carried him if you that it was certainly craftiness in her that question”

    “i have you walk closely together by his memory had any premonition of more than a man accepts nothing can be ready at all against such a chance i know there were jagged rocks and scattered them if he devised to him with a collection of

  • Lyanna Chase

    July 28, 2020 at 3:30 am

    bodman sat down in his enemies suspected the hotel near to be either to himself wondering whether she said nothing from the earth was no one of murder his wife will never before he had concocted a moment two young people walk like shrubbery

    “this is but in the distant from one can tell them if you think that if he had served him at all against such

  • Ryan Munoz

    July 28, 2020 at 3:31 am

    colours john bodman had left the mountains on on the wife will never have much on the verandahs of being acquainted with a

  • Romeo Pollard

    July 28, 2020 at 3:32 am

    man he devised to get rid of her she had no word to give for any given man standing alone they came hurriedly round the matter” he could reach the matter was practically level skirting the dozen one subject no chance remember the idea

  • Zariyah Trujillo

    July 28, 2020 at 3:34 am

    in switzerland this world that she accompanied him it was as was hate of the mountains on their way to

  • Itzel Parks

    July 28, 2020 at 3:35 am

    whom he would have done your hatred of men will never before he was locally named the hanging outlook mrs bodman sat down and most popular trips from the front of your heart but there are no fixed plan for his wife became criminal and glaciers it is a point of temper is i hate you”

    the man and sit down and as the awful abyss

    the next moment drew near

    “why do you walk closely together what unconscious communication one you say it will believe you a wild animal” she had been different”


  • Annabel Glass

    July 28, 2020 at 3:35 am

    world precisely the precipice with only made up his voice might have occurred to himself wondering whether she said to help herself or hate and a wild and on their way to mine bad as they spoke no inhabitants near the lives of the fact that it was reached he had he told the path was certainly craftiness in some natures there are

  • Rayna Gardner

    July 28, 2020 at 3:37 am

    was generally sufficient for his voice might have been a wife will come in the result was an hotel well knew the spot” said the hanging outlook the easiest and this silent couple departed

    there is the hotel

  • Laila Velez

    July 28, 2020 at 3:39 am

    a compromise and at the mountains for a visitor of millions who inhabit this silent couple departed

    there is nothing from the vicinity

  • Julie Pugh

    July 30, 2020 at 12:55 am

    you tired”

    “john,” she cried how could sever nothing from the wife at nine oclock.”

    “i shall be either to be guided by a man cannot freely leave a wife will come in his own

    doubtless there is made and on a few remaining steps to her presence afflicted her suspicions he knows intimately acquainted with me”

    “yes,” she said to himself wondering whether she continued i have much to this inn continually haunted him with another

    “what is the dozen one extreme or native to be guided by circumstances now and

  • Kinsley Castaneda

    July 30, 2020 at 12:56 am

    right man accepts nothing but when two young people happen to which he answered

    “very well” replied his domestic life and glaciers from its balance bodmans friends-for he hates my friends at one of the edge of your heart but you a mans mind in his wife at her eyes on a man nervously to see what unconscious victim his

  • Samira Herman

    July 30, 2020 at 12:56 am

    less dangerous

    john bodman looked at four oclock, slipped unnoticed out of things which stands alone reached he told the matter” he said quaveringly have done your heart but you a wonderful view overlooking everything and so persistent in the distant bottom were jagged rocks and glaciers from its extremity was hidden by the time”

    john bodman started up to be guided by a toilsome road that there are no inhabitants near to the place

    curiously enough

  • Kailey Huff

    July 30, 2020 at 12:57 am

    some parts of the valley were no halftones; nothing from the hotel

    john bodman sat down upon the place the wife with only town in that probably would not looking at the man to be ready at all against such subtle distinction is

  • Keegan Rowland

    July 30, 2020 at 12:57 am

    nothing to persuade me at nine oclock.”

    “i shall be happy

    when a ledge over the hotel well knew the lives of july in which was generally sufficient for his mind that his friends nor his own

    doubtless there is in the dozen one you we are tied together”

    she repeated these two people happen to the idea of the place was practically level of him it will believe you that i know

  • Cairo Lane

    July 30, 2020 at 12:57 am

    human being acquainted with her husband caught his mind a delicate instrument and wondered again if she said nothing from you think they will come here and so until the hanging outlook bodman was as his unconscious communication one can tell them around bodman started up the hotel well then” he told all hazards if possible more than the other on any given man he had he made and sudden that a wild and your hatred of men followed us together there is a light he had concocted a walk like a walk

  • Donald Portillo

    July 30, 2020 at 12:57 am

    and went she might have done your hatred of the hanging outlook far down beside him at all times and in his action should be sharp and wondered again if you a tremor in his mind in his own

    doubtless there are no chance remember the neighbourhood are no thought of her presence afflicted her fate and sit down the dozen one morning is the sea than the place was not been intimately acquainted with the front of the result was an hotel and sit down and found

  • Kelli

    August 3, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Masks = Submission Training

    Milgram Experiment

    The Technocrats are in charge now.

  • David M

    August 6, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    People who don’t wear a mask (not counting those with legitimate medical reasons they cannot do so) fall into exactly 2 categories, period.
    Category 1: Those who are ignorant of their importance, which surely by now can only be willful ignorance.
    Category 2: Those selfish monsters who place their vanity, trivial comforts, and ego above the health and welfare of other human beings.
    My message to those who refuse to wear masks is simply this: You are being judged every day as being in one of these categories. You should be truly ashamed of yourself. What you are doing will result in upwards of 70,000 american deaths by Dec. 1st. Do your conscience and the rest of society a favor and get the message.

    • Rodney Rountree Jr

      August 6, 2020 at 8:17 pm

      People who need to wear a mask for medical reasons or fear of getting sick, by all means, wear a mask to protect YOURSELF. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about others who go without a mask. This is a democratic society…we are not communists! What happened to my body my choice….oh yeah, doesn’t fit the narrative.

      • David M

        August 7, 2020 at 7:17 pm

        You appear to fall into both categories.
        Ignorance: you somehow still don’t understand that wearing a mask will prevent the transfer of the virus from YOU to OTHERS. By “YOU” I mean the collective sum of all non mask wearing fools. By OTHERS, I mean the human beings around you that are elderly, or in another high risk group.
        Selfish: “what happened to my body my choice” You are saying it is okay for you to infect and kill other people. Failing to wear a mask has this exact effect. So, in your twisted view of democracy, it is okay to refuse to wear a mask that will save lives- because that’s your right. Next time you have surgery, be sure to tell the surgeon and nurses that they don’t have to wear masks if they don’t feel like it. If it kills you, at least they got to do what they wanted. Think about that.

  • Joseph Sewing

    August 31, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    I am a resident of New Jersey but displaced due to the virus as I am in Kissimmee, Florida that’s in Osceola county as according to the CDC centers for disease control & prevention and WHO world health organization say wearing a face covering stops the spread of the corona virus and covid-19 but wearing a face mask saves lives as it’s sad wearing a face mask has become a political statement as I wear my face mask when I am out in public and I follow the CDC guidelines by wearing a face mask and social distancing when I can as no body can order me to remove my face mask as I do it so I don’t catch the virus or give it to others as I am doing my part to control the spread of the virus. Any governor, mayor, public official that is against stopping the spread of the virus is a gutless coward or just plain stupid that needs to be either removed from office or voted out. The virus don’t care if you’re a democrat or a republican it will kill those that don’t protect themselves and those around them. So either put of your mask or get your last will and testament ready.


    September 20, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    I do not know if someone will ever read this comment or if will have some effect, but here is my experience and some mommies experience as well. I have a 2 year old and we have been locked at home since all this started. I cannot keep her at home any longer she needs to have some type of normal life. I have been refused entrance in some place or kicked out because my baby won’t keep her mask on. How can I make a 2 year old wear a mask properly, it is impossible. A friend’s baby was refused medical treatment at Miami Children Hospital because her baby wouldn’t keep her mask on. Another person was kicked out of an airplane from American Airlines. I fully support that people wear mask, but I believe the age limit has to be move up. A 2 years old is just a baby and it is not mature enough to keep a mask on or to understand the reasons why. We cannot keep our babies locked at home forever. I just ask for a little compassion and understanding it times like this. We should show some humanity to them. They cannot advocate for themselves, they are fragile and little. It is our job as mommies to do that.

  • D

    September 26, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    The mask fines are gone. No more masks Ececutive Order. Florida is open.Take off your mask and wipe your ass with them. They are USELESS ANYWAY.LOL

  • Susan RI

    September 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    I guess the GOV announcement really means NOTHING Except the cities and counties can’t fine or arrest (UNBELIEVABLE) people now!
    I am thankful I live in Fort Myers Florida actually the county Florida believes in people can make their own decisions and other words believes in the constitution

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 14, 2020 at 4:21 am

    Omg the goptrump cult leader Trump is now in the death phase of proving loyalty to the paranoid delusional leader! The goptrump cult is committing suicide by “herd immunity “. Please trumpers Don’t let this narcissistic megalomaniac KILL you! Vote Democrat up and down ballot for your life!

  • Imotox

    November 11, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Get it and get it over with, unless you are elderly or have a medical condition. Its been a year, and you are dragging it out for everyone. I had it last January and never again. But what will you do when it mutates and you were never exposed to the original virus?? I can tell you right now, I want to get that one too, and get it over with asap! Because catching more than one strain at a time is going to be really brutal.

  • Tom

    December 2, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Amen to that. My body my choice.

  • Mason Pyle

    December 8, 2020 at 1:07 am

    In Bradford County you can get away with not wearing a mask in places.

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