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Mayor Kriseman signs executive order requiring face masks indoors in St. Pete

Executive Order goes into effect Tuesday, June 23
Posted at 7:31 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 07:00:56-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mayor Rick Kriseman signed an executive order requiring residents to wear face masks or coverings in the city of St. Petersburg.

According to the executive order, residents must wear face coverings when in any room, space, common area or other locations indoors in St. Pete.

The executive order will go into effect on Tuesday, June 23 at 5 p.m.

Last week Mayor Kriseman issued a mandatory mask order for business employees will be required to wear a mask or face covering when dealing with the public starting Friday, June 19 at 5 p.m. If not, they will be fined.


There are a couple of exceptions:

  • A person does not have to wear a mask if they are not in a public city area
  • If they are practicing safe social distancing in groups less than 10
  • If someone is under 18, it’s left up to a parent/guardian/accompanying adult
  • If wearing the mask is incompatible with the activity such as eating, drinking, singing, etc.
  • While exercising or using exercising equipment
  • During a time that interferes with participation in a religious ritual
  • If you have trouble breathing, unconscious, unable to remove face-covering w/o assistance
  • If it’s detrimental to someone’s health/safety/welfare.

If you do not comply with the executive order, you will have to pay a fine.