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The Details of Jacksonville, Florida’s Mandatory Mask Order

Public safety, fire, law enforcement, and other life safety personnel are exempted from this requirement, as their personal protective equipment requirements will be governed by their respective agencies.

by The Times-Union, The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville / June 30, 2020
A shopper wears a mask as he leaves a grocery store Monday, June 29, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville officials announced Monday that people will be required to wear masks in public and indoor locations, as well as other places where they can't socially distance. TNS/Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union

(TNS) — Jacksonville officials announced Monday that people will be required to wear masks in public and indoor locations as a measure to guard against the coronavirus pandemic.

The mandate, which took effect at 5 p.m. Monday, also applies to other locations in which social distancing is impossible.

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Details, announced in Emergency Executive Proclamation 2020-005, include:

"1. Every person over the age of six (6) who is in a public space shall wear a face mask or covering when not able to engage in social distancing.

"2. Every operator, employee, customer or patron of a business establishment must wear a face mask or covering at all times while at that business establishment unless he or she is able to engage in social distancing or unless wearing a face mask or covering significantly interferes with the provision or receipt of goods or services offered or received at that establishment (i.e. patrons at a restaurant, clients at a barber shop or hair salon, patients at a dentist's office).

"3. The operator and employees of a business establishment shall ensure that every individual in that establishment complies with this Proclamation.

"4. Public safety, fire, law enforcement, and other life safety personnel are exempted from this requirement, as their personal protective equipment requirements will be governed by their respective agencies.

The order, signed by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, covers all of Duval County, including Baldwin and the Beaches.

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