Effective April 11th 2020 at 12:01 am, if you are an employee or customer at a grocery store, pharmacy or restaurant (including delivery persons), you must wear a face mask in the establishment. All other essential businesses are encouraged to wear face mask. If you are caught not wearing a face mask, you can be arrested and charged with a second degree misdemeanor.
If you have questions or need to talk to an attorney, contact Criminal Defense Attorney Matt Shafran at (954) 260-5228.
Sources include: https://www.fortlauderdale.gov/home/showdocument?id=45993
MATT SHAFRAN: Hey guys, attorney Matt Shafran here from Weinstein Legal, where we practice personal injury and criminal defense cases. The mayor of Fort Lauderdale signed a new emergency order on April 10th which goes into effect on April 11th and lasts until April 30th. This order states that if you are an employee or a customer at a grocery store, pharmacy or restaurant, including the delivery personnel, then you must wear a mask. You are required to wear a mask inside those establishments.
Other essential businesses are strongly encouraged to do the same, but if you are one of those businesses, a grocery store, a pharmacy, or a restaurant, and you're a customer or you're an employee and you are in those establishments and not wearing a mask then you can be arrested and charged with a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine and 60 days in jail.
Please, please follow these guidelines. Check with your local government websites to see their updated orders, and if you have any questions, give us a call.