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We encourage everyone to continue to refer to the Florida Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19. Remember to wash your hands often, maintain physical distance, wear a mask when possible and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Currently the CDC recommends visitors and residents wear facial masks when in an indoor public setting.
While the City of Jacksonville does not have a mask mandate in place, be sure to have a mask with you as you travel throughout the city to be prepared for instances when masks may be required by businesses. Federal regulations require masks on public transportation and while at transportation hubs, including Jacksonville International Airport and bus terminals.
Individual properties and businesses may continue to require physical distancing at their discretion.
There are currently no government-mandated restrictions on capacity. Each individual property and business is handling as they deem safe.
City of Jacksonville leadership stresses that the safest way to travel is to be vaccinated prior to traveling. If needed, COVID testing sites are available throughout Jacksonville.
“A business entity, as defined in s. 768.38 to include any business operating in this state, may not require patrons or customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post infection recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the business operations in this state. This subsection does not otherwise restrict businesses from instituting screening protocols consistent with authoritative or controlling government-issued guidance to protect public health.
The department may impose a fine not to exceed $5,000 per violation.”
In early July 2020, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association’s (FRLA) launched a new standard for hospitality safety and sanitation practices for our area, the FRLA Seal of Commitment.
The commitment builds upon the strict sanitation, food safety and training guidelines established by the association before the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring even more cleanliness and safety to help build consumer confidence.
Establishments can display their awarded Seal as a promise to guests of their strict adherence to these rigorous standards.
To qualify for the Seal, businesses must ensure that:
More info: https://frla.org/chapters/northeast/