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MARTIN COUNTY ORDINANCE 1136
Martin County Emergency Order 20-15 went into effect, requiring persons to wear face coverings in public places:
Indoor Public Places, Businesses and Establishments – Face coverings must be worn by all persons, while obtaining or providing any goods or services or otherwise visiting or working in any indoor public places, businesses or establishments where the presence of another person is probable.
Outdoor Public Places, Businesses and Establishments – Face coverings must be worn by all persons, while obtaining or providing any goods or services or otherwise visiting or working in any outdoor public places, businesses or establishments where social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines is not possible and/or not being practiced.
Restaurants and Food Service Establishments – Face coverings must be worn by all persons in restaurants and food service establishments, whether indoors or outdoors, except when actively consuming food or beverages.
County and Municipal Governmental Facilities – All members of the public accessing governmental buildings for the purposes of conducting public business, visitation, contracting and maintenance, delivery or any other activity requiring a presence in a governmental building shall wear face coverings at all times while present in the building, excluding those persons exercising their right to vote. Governmental buildings shall mean any Martin County or municipal-owned and/or operated buildings, including, but not limited to, office buildings, fire rescue stations, service centers, recreational facilities and libraries.
Martin County Drive-Up and Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing for County Residents. Click here for details and information.
Martin County is pleased to partner with the Florida Department of Health and other community partners, in offering a series of free drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing events. Patients who meet criteria for COVID-19 testing will be given an appointment and directed to the testing location. Anyone over the age of 16 who has a fever and respiratory illness (such as cough, runny nose, sneezing) or any patient with a fever and gastrointestinal illness (such as diarrhea, vomiting) is eligible for testing. When patients arrive at the drive-through, they will first have their temperature taken. Patients who do not have a fever will NOT be tested. Testing will continue as long as supplies last each day.
Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Clinic. VIM is a free health care clinic for low-income adults who live in Martin County. They are at 417 SE Balboa Avenue in Stuart and currently open and serving patients. with critical care needs. VIM Clinic staff is also supporting all patients via telephone and telehealth for consultations and ensuring they have adequate supplies of their medications. Eligibility screeners are available to answer questions and provide assistance to those who are interested in becoming patients. Forms and detailed information can be found on the VIM Clinic website.