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Hillsborough County leaders discuss face mask requirement

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County leaders held a special meeting Thursday to discuss a proposed ordinance permitting the wearing of face coverings.

The meeting comes days after the county approved an order that requires residents to wear face coverings inside businesses. The ordinance went into effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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The county has secured 2 million masks from the state of Florida, and will be distributing them free of charge at four locations in the area.

The Board of County Commissioners voted to schedule a public hearing on the mask ordinance on July 15 at 10 a.m.

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