Sanibel to Require Masks in City Buildings


In a special meeting on Saturday, the Sanibel City Council adopted an indoor mask requirement for everyone 2 years and older for all City Buildings open to the public. Cases of COVID have been surging all over Florida the last few weeks.

The new mandate includes anyone participating in activities at the Sanibel Recreation Center, city-sponsored after-school youth programs and activities, anyone using the weight room or treadmills, fitness class instructors and class participants, and anyone entering the facilities to purchase beach parking permits and dog licenses.

Face coverings remain optional for the outdoor portions of the Recreation Center, such as the pool deck and the tennis courts.

The City Council also adopted a resolution encouraging vaccinations against COVID-19 and wearing of face coverings indoors in public.

Local governments are limited in what they can mandate in terms of mask mandates on the general public and on businesses. Governor Desantis has issued Executive Orders prohibiting local governments from enacting those mandates.