COCOA BEACH, Florida – The City of Cocoa Beach City Manager issued an Emergency Order on Friday to rescind the mandate to wear face masks inside businesses in the City of Cocoa Beach starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020, that was enacted in July 2020.
Friday’s emergency order provides that the face mask mandate may be reinstated if there is a spike in COVID-19 cases in the City of Cocoa Beach.
Under the face mask mandate, every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the City of Cocoa Beach must wear a face-covering in any indoor public location, other than their home or residence, and in any public outdoor location when not maintaining social distancing from other people, excluding family members or companions.
Mayor Ben Malik and Commissioners Skip Williams and Mike Miller voted in favor of requiring face masks back in July.
Commissioners Ed Martinez and Karalyn Woulas voted against the mandating masks.