The Mayor and Commission approved a 15th declaration of a local state of emergency at their Regular Session on April 6, 2021. The declaration is in effect through May 16, 2021 unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or altered by the Mayor and Commission.
The sections of the declaration continue to include:
- Requiring facial coverings or masks in entities or public places over the mouth and nose at all times where physical distancing measures may be difficult to maintain. Exceptions to the requirement are noted in the declaration.
- Allowing establishments licensed to sell beer or wine on premises to sell unopened bottles, cans, or growlers of beer and wine for take-out consumption off premises.
- Allowing patrons or employees at restaurants to transport, serve, or consume open container alcoholic beverages in an outdoor seating area within 100 feet of the outer wall of licensed premises or who are transporting alcoholic beverages across public streets, sidewalks or rights-of-way for the purpose of serving or consuming said beverages as described.
- Allowing patrons or employees of retail liquor, beer, or wine by the drink establishments that are participating in the Outdoor Retail Area Program to transport, serve, or
consume alcoholic beverages in any open container in an approved outdoor retail area or to transport alcoholic beverages across public streets, sidewalks, or rights-of-way for the purpose of serving or consuming in the approved outdoor retail area.
- Extending the 2020 Occupation Tax for businesses from the April 1, 2020 deadline and the 2021 Occupation Tax for businesses from the April 1, 2021 deadline to May 16, 2021.
The full 15th declaration of a local emergency is available online.