Authorities in Broward County, Florida have passed a coronavirus emergency order which includes text suggesting all residents are mandated to wear face masks inside their own homes.
County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-22, which imposes a curfew from 11pm to 5am while also banning all gatherings of 10 or more people.
However, the text of the order also appears to mandate “facial covering requirements” of people inside their own private property.
David Knight breaks down the irresponsible mask policies being pushed on the masses:
Section 4A of the emergency order states the following:
“All persons who reside on any residential property, whether single family or multi-family, and irrespective of whether they own or rent the property, must ensure that all persons on the residential property, including guests, comply with all applicable guidelines of any Broward County Emergency Order, including the facial covering requirements.
“Residents who fail to ensure compliance with all applicable Broward County Emergency Orders by such persons shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 8-56 of the Broward County Code of Ordinances, with each person present and in violation of an applicable Emergency Order constituting a separate violation.”
As we previously highlighted, this isn’t the first time that health authorities have urged people to wear masks even inside their own homes.
The head of the Texas Division of Emergency Management gave that very advice during an interview on Fox News at Nine earlier this month.
However, in Texas residential mask wearing was merely encouraged, in Broward County it appears to be backed by the law.
Given that some people in California were apparently reporting their own neighbors for coughing and sneezing indoors, is it that far fetched to imagine that residents of Broward County could be getting a knock on their door if they refuse to comply?
In passing the emergency order, authorities reminded people that they can call 311 if they see anyone violating the rules.