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ALACHUA COUNTY - On Saturday, June 20, 2020, the Florida Department of Health issued a public health notice that in part recommended the use of face masks in any setting where social distancing is not possible unless applicable the following:
  • A child is less than two years old
  • An individual has one or more medical conditions or disabilities that prevent him from wearing a face covering
  • An individual is obtaining a service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the facial covering is required to perform the service.
  • An individual works in a profession where the use of a facial covering will not be compatible with the duties of the profession.
  • An individual is participating in outdoor recreation or work with appropriate social distancing
"According to the Alachua County Emergency Order, the use of facial coatings is mandatory (as defined by the CDC) in Alachua County in markets, restaurants, retail establishments, pharmacies, construction sites, vehicles of traffic, rental vehicles, along with locations where social distancing measures cannot be applied, "said Paul Myers, Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County. "People should practice social distancing, they should stay home when they are sick, they should wash their hands frequently, they should practice a good cough and sneeze ethic when doing it in a handkerchief and then discard it or do it on their sleeve or elbow. "
 
Additionally, all people over 65 years of age and all people of any age with high-risk health conditions should limit personal interactions outside the home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. All persons must refrain from participating in social or recreational gatherings of more than 50 persons. For all meetings of less than 50 people, individuals must practice social distancing by maintaining a distance of at least six feet from each other and wearing a face covering.
For more information, visit http://www.alachuacountyhealth.com/ , or contact Paul Myers at 352-334-8873 or Paul.Myers@flhealth.gov .
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ALACHUA COUNTY - On Saturday, June 20, 2020, the Florida Department of Health issued a public health notice that in part recommended the use of face masks in any setting where social distancing is not possible unless applicable the following:
  • A child is less than two years old
  • An individual has one or more medical conditions or disabilities that prevent him from wearing a face covering
  • An individual is obtaining a service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the facial covering is required to perform the service.
  • An individual works in a profession where the use of a facial covering will not be compatible with the duties of the profession.
  • An individual is participating in outdoor recreation or work with appropriate social distancing
"According to the Alachua County Emergency Order, the use of facial coatings is mandatory (as defined by the CDC) in Alachua County in markets, restaurants, retail establishments, pharmacies, construction sites, vehicles of traffic, rental vehicles, along with locations where social distancing measures cannot be applied, "said Paul Myers, Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County. "People should practice social distancing, they should stay home when they are sick, they should wash their hands frequently, they should practice a good cough and sneeze ethic when doing it in a handkerchief and then discard it or do it on their sleeve or elbow. "
 
Additionally, all people over 65 years of age and all people of any age with high-risk health conditions should limit personal interactions outside the home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. All persons must refrain from participating in social or recreational gatherings of more than 50 persons. For all meetings of less than 50 people, individuals must practice social distancing by maintaining a distance of at least six feet from each other and wearing a face covering.
For more information, visit http://www.alachuacountyhealth.com/ , or contact Paul Myers at 352-334-8873 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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