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BOCA RATON, FL ( — Palm Beach County Government Officials — including Mayor Dave Kerner — will hold a news conference late this afternoon.

The news conference, which was just announced, comes as pressure mounts to institute a mandatory facial covering requirement in Palm Beach County — an act already put into place in Monroe County. Palm Beach County is reporting dramatic infection and “percent positive” rates which are largely out of sync with the rest of the state of Florida.

Facial covering compliance is so poor in Palm Beach County that Gov. Ron DeSantis highlighted the problem earlier this month. He has not approved Palm Beach County’s elevation to “phase 2” while much of the rest of the state has moved forward.

Florida just reported its single largest one day increase in new cases. More than 4000 new cases of COVID-19 were logged on Thursday.


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