County Businesses Must Post Signs Requiring Face Masks Starting July 1

By Amanda Roland
Requiring Face Masks

Last week, Alachua County commissioners decided to create stricter face mask requirements across the county. Today, these new rules go into effect, and businesses must display signs requiring face masks to be worn by customers.

The county has created a sign that businesses can download and print out. The sign for retail stores is different from the sign for restaurants and bars. You can click here to view and print out the signs.

“Signs shall be at least 11 inches x 17 inches,” according to “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 use facial coverings, as required by this Emergency Order.”

Remember to always wear a face mask when visiting a store or business to protect yourself and others. You could receive a citation for not abiding by these new county requirements. Consult with the CDC for more information on how to slow the spread of COVID-19.


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