St. Lucie County Lifts Mandatory Masks Order
During its regular meeting April 6, 2021 regular meeting, St. Lucie County Commissioners voted, 4 to 1, to rescind the county-wide mask mandate (Ordinance No. 2020-021), which required facial coverings to be worn throughout the county when social distancing isn’t possible. However, the County Administrator’s Emergency Order No. 20-049, regarding COVID-19 safety measures inside county facilities remains in effect.
Facial coverings are still required to be worn inside St. Lucie County facilities, including offices, libraries and attractions, such as the St. Lucie County Aquarium, Regional History Center and Oxbow Eco-Center. Furthermore, employees and visitors will be asked to submit to COVID screening prior to entering county-managed buildings.
Additionally, the Transportation Security Administration still requires all passengers (with the exception of those who have certain medical conditions) on public transit to wear facial covers to slow the spread of COVID-19 while on public buses, trains and ride-shares. This includes all riders on all of the various St. Lucie County Transit options, including fixed routes, paratransit and direct connect.
St. Lucie County officials encourage all residents to continue to follow the COVID safety measures set by the Center for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health, including proper hand washing, social distancing, wearing facial coverings and staying home when sick.
Private businesses and other local, state and federal government agencies have the authority to establish their COVID-19 safety protocols for their employees and visitors.