Local COVID19 Information

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Here is the latest local information on the coronavirus (COVID19) and its impact.

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ALACHUA COUNTY

County has implmented its 311 Critical Information Line. 

How you can help with COVID-19 in Alachua County.

Alachua County has issued a stay-at-home order in response to the COVID19  pandemic. Effective 12am Tuesday, March 24, 2020:

Non-essential business and operations must cease. All businesses and operations in the County, except Essential Businesses and Operations as defined below, are required to cease all activities within the County except Minimum Basic Operations, as defined below. For clarity, businesses may also continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e., working from home).
2.  Prohibited activities. All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except for the limited purposes permitted by this Emergency Order. Pursuant to current guidance from the CDC, any gathering of more than ten people is prohibited unless exempted by this Order. Nothing in this Emergency Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or residence.
3. All places of public assembly are closed to the public. Whether indoors or outdoors, including but not limited to, locations with amusement rides, carnivals, water parks, pools, zoos, museums, arcades, fairs, children’s play centers, playgrounds, theme parks, bowling alleys, pool halls, movie and other theaters, concert and music halls,  country clubs, social clubs and fraternal organizations.
4. People shall remain in their homes except for leaving the home for essential activities. For purposes of this Emergency Order, individuals may leave their residence only for limioted essential activities.

Alachua County under a state of emergency All libraries aer closed until March 29, 2020

The Alachua County Health Department has created a new call center for the community to address questions about testing and any concerns with Covid-19. The number is 352-334-8810. Operators are on call 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri. After hours call 352-334-7900

The City of Gainesville is under a local state of emergency. Curfew for non-essential businesses from 9pm to 6am, with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and emergency services. The city has closed several parks, playgrounds gymnasiums, pools and recreation facilities.

All public schools are closed until April 15, 2020 with an extension of those closing possible. 

All state college and universities are conducting online clases only. UF has rescheduled spring commencement for the weekend of July 31-August 2 for students graduating with master’s or bachelor’s degrees. Graduating doctoral students can participate in the August 7 summer doctoral ceremony.

RTS bus service will end daily at 11 p.m. In addition, bus service has been suspended on Routes 39, 76 and 800. Buses will operate with no more than 50% capacity with no more than 25 riders per bus.

All bas and nightclubs are closed until April 17, 2020. 

City hall and all government buildings are closed.

The Alachua County court has suspended all county and circuit criminal court events, including jury selections, jury trials and grand jury proceedings, with the exception of first appearances, bond reduction hearings, in custody Change of Plea in which the release from incarceration of the Defendant is expected, and matters which the court determines to be urgent upon motion of a party.  All hearings in the family, juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency, county civil, circuit civil, probate, guardianship, mental health, and civil traffic divisions shall be conducted by electronic means.

MARION COUNTY

Individuals can call DOH-Marion’s COVID-19 call center 24/7 at 352-644-2590 for general questions about the virus.

Marion County is under a state of emergency