Walton County updates the Covid-19 local state of emergency order

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WALTON COUNTY Fla. (WMBB) — The county is still operating under a local state of emergency because of the pandemic; however, there are some differences compared to what they were following a few months ago.

At Tuesday’s commission meeting, commissioners altered specific terms of their current emergency order.

Louis Svehla the Public Information Manager for Walton County said the difference this time rules for events and gatherings have been relaxed for residents and visitors.

“Be able to have people get event coverage and hosting events again, and we will then put that information out to them that it will be their responsibility to run those events safely,” said Svehla. “If they want to put social distancing in, if they are going to require masks, that will be done by that private entity.”

Svehla said this update made to the Walton emergency order is following those given by Governor DeSantis.

Safety regulations will no longer be up to the county government.

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