Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is meant to give general guidance about many frequently asked questions, it is not meant to be comprehensive. If you need additional information please contact 311 or dial 352-264-6557.

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-315
(COVID-19 Vaccine Administration/ Protecting Florida's Seniors)



EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 2020-50

  • Emergency Order 2020-50 Questions
    • Are masks still required?

      Persons working in or visiting grocery stores, restaurants, bars, dance halls, nightclubs, in-store retail establishments, pharmacies, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, along with locations inside or outside, where social distancing measures are not possible shall appropriately wear facial coverings.​

    • Does my child need to wear a mask?

      A facial covering shall not be required for children under six, persons who have trouble breathing due to a chronic pre-existing condition or individuals with a documented or demonstrable medical problem.​

    • Are signs still required?

      All businesses  in which persons are required to wear facial covering, shall post the appropriate signage in color in both English and Spanish, available here. http://alachuacounty.us/covid-19/​ or by calling 311 (for preprinted sign). Signs shall be at least 11in x 17in. Signage shall be posted in conspicuous locations, which are clearly visible to the patrons and employees throughout each physical location reminding patrons and employees to observe social distancing requirements and to use facial coverings, as required by this Emergency Order. Signage shall be posted, at a minimum, at all points of access (including employee points of access) and throughout the service and activity. Whenever possible, signage shall be posted between 4ft and 5ft as measured from the floor to the bottom of the sign.

    • Are the size of gatherings limited?

      Groups with more than 50 people are not permitted to congregate in a space that does not readily allow for appropriate social distancing unless individuals are wearing facial coverings. Gatherings of any size can be dispersed if social distancing or masking is not happening.​





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