Smoothie Whirl'd Maintains It's Requirement for
Mask Wearing for Customers and Staff
mentioned in Governor Ron DeSantis' Executive
Order lifting mask wearing in Florida, private
businesses still have the right to require them.
Ron DeSantis signed an executive order yesterday lifting
the mask-wearing mandate that Florida was under since
Palm Beach County updated its mask mandate Friday to
reflect updated federal guidelines saying fully
vaccinated people need not wear masks outdoors except in
The order now exempts vaccinated people from having to
wear a mask when outdoors "except in certain crowded
settings and venues where there is a decreased ability
to maintain physical distance."
So yes, no longer can Palm Beach County order facial
coverings in all businesses, establishments and public
spaces. But those businesses can choose to require
As for county facilities, facial coverings still are
mandated to do business with the county property
appraiser's and tax collector's offices and the clerk of
court will follow suit.
And mask requirements on county public school campuses
and district property remain in place for both students
So, in essence, not a lot changes — at least in Palm