Those who are not wearing a mask can be cited with a “nominal civil infraction” that carries a penalty up to a $500 fine, according to the order. There are some exceptions to the order, including children under the age of 5.
“We are incredibly excited to host a fun and safe Super Bowl here in Tampa — but we need everyone to do their part. We want fans to feel confident knowing that when they come out to celebrate Super Bowl LV, they can do so safely in a city that takes this pandemic seriously,” said Castor.
The order goes into effect on January 28 and will remain in place in the Tampa area until February 13 unless otherwise modified, repealed or terminated.
“We are grateful to the NFL and the Host Committee for being amazing partners and going above and beyond to implement strict COVID-19 safety precautions.
“Now, we need everyone to take personal responsibility to keep themselves, others fans and our Tampa Bay community safe,” said Castor.
The league said health care workers will be recognized with planned tributes in the stadium and during the broadcast of the game.