Alachua County commissioners held a meeting yesterday, June 23, and voted to implement stricter face mask requirements across the county.
After a spike in new COVID-19 cases in Alachua County, the commissioners agree that more face mask requirements could help keep the community safe and help our economy, as reported by WCJB TV 20 News.
Now, businesses will be required to post signage about the new mask requirements and social distancing guidelines. Also, the commission says that code enforcement officers will give citations to those not wearing proper face coverings when entering into businesses.
“I don’t see where a business would have a problem with providing masks or hand sanitizer to folks. In some establishments, they’re already there,” Alachua County Commissioner Chuck Chestnut said.