Seminole County to enforce social distancing

Following complaints, Seminole County is enforcing social distancing.

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County on Friday announced a social-distancing mandate in accordance with CDC guidelines.

“A majority of our business owners and members of the public are following the guidance of CDC,” said Alan Harris, emergency manager for Seminole County. “We did find unfortunately, some pockets that were not following the guidance.”

Rather than shut down businesses, Seminole County announced an executive order to enforce CDC guidelines.

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According to the order, all employees and patrons must practice social distancing by staying six feet apart, but you won’t have to figure that out on your own.

“Checkpoints must be marked, to maintain the six-feet (distance),” Harris said.

Businesses including grocery stores and hardware stores can operate, but with a limited occupancy of 30% of maximum allowable capacity of the fire code.

In addition, the Sheriff’s Office is going to break up any groups of 10.

Failing to meet the standards could result in a fine each time you break the law.