Alachua County Emergency Order Ends; Vaccine $25 Gift Card Extended
September 30, 2021
Press release from Alachua County
At their last meeting, the County Commission lifted the Local State of Emergency and, as State law requires, will let the mandatory masking order expire. During the 2021 Legislative Session, the Florida State Legislature prohibited local governments from passing Emergency Orders that last longer than 42 days. The State of Emergency and the mandatory masking order will expire at 5 p.m. today (September 30, 2021).
Fortunately, key COVID-19 indicators are continuing to trend down. See the latest data on the COVID-19 Dashboard.
Businesses may now remove the Mandatory Masking signs. Businesses that would like to display posters requesting that customers wear masks may print out the posters linked below.
The Commission continues to urge residents to get vaccinated and, for those eligible, to receive a booster shot. The County’s program offering $25 gift cards for vaccinated people is extended to October 31, 2021. The gift card is available for those getting initial shots or the booster. Before getting your shot, please verify that the location has gift cards available. The gift card is not retroactive to those already vaccinated.