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City of Miami is now requiring residents to wear masks in public

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil
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City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is out of quarantine and making moves.

Suarez, who tested positive for Covid-19 and spent the last couple of weeks in quarantine, just signed an order that requires residents to wear masks in public. The new ordinance specifically applies to people who are working a consumer-facing job or find themselves at an essential business—such as grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies, retail food facilities and restaurants. Whether you’re bagging the groceries or bagging them, you’re now required to wear a mask while doing so.

Construction workers and delivery people also fall under the new order, while other essential commercial businesses and establishments are strongly encouraged to follow the new rule, including sporting gloves because you really can’t be too safe right now.

Suarez shared the news on his Instagram account, where a number of followers quickly pointed out that maks are in short supply. The solution? Make your own! This week, the CDC announced that cloth covers and homemade masks help in keeping the virus from spreading. It should fit snuggly, be made of multiple layers and secured with ties or ear loops

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