City of Sarasota takes draconian measures and goes full blown police state
Happening now: @CityofSarasota bans social gatherings of 10 or more. This can be enforced by Sarasota Police. Anyone who violates could be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor. @fox13news #Sarasota #covid19
— Kim Kuizon FOX 13 (@kkuizon) March 26, 2020
City of Sarasota
The local public health emergency has been extended to April 3 . Also, City Manager Tom Barwin, in consultation with Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch and City Attorney Robert Fournier, issued additional emergency directives today to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19:
Social distancing: All visitors and residents in the city limits are directed to comply with the CDC’s social distancing guidelines with 6 feet of separation from others and no group gatherings of 10 or more. Groups of 10 or more are now prohibited in the city limits. The Sarasota Police Department is authorized to disperse such groups with violations treated as a second-degree misdemeanor. This prohibition does not include residences. Please see the order for all exemptions.
Stay at home: Residents are strongly urged to remain at home through April 3, except to conduct essential activities including health and safety, obtaining necessary supplies, engaging in work, taking care of others, and responsibly engaging in outdoor exercise following social distancing guidelines from the CDC, Florida Department of Health and City of Sarasota, with no gatherings of 10 or more and a 6 foot distance between individuals.
The local public health emergency will be evaluated weekly and extended as warranted.
We'll be partnering with neighborhood associations & businesses to educate & encourage folks to follow @CDCgov guidelines before citations are issued. #washyourhands, practice safe distancing of 6 ft or more & stay away from groups of 10 or more to prevent the spread of #COVID19 https://t.co/Ui07qDaS7H
— Sarasota Police Department (@SarasotaPD) March 26, 2020