Amendment to Emergency Order 20-50

Press release from Alachua County

At yesterday’s meeting, the County Commission amended EO 20-50, Paragraph 3, item g, by changing how businesses can be cited for their employees not wearing masks. The amendment to paragraph reads:

g. Businesses and employers are required to ensure that their employees are using appropriate facial coverings and other methods to protect the employees and public unless the employee meets an exception in Sec. 3(c) of this Emergency Order. The business or employer may be cited, along with the employee, for an employee’s violation of this Section, if the employee is actually engaged in employment-related activities at the time of the violation. Each employee failing to wear a facial covering without an exemption as set forth in this Order shall be treated as a separate violation for which the employer may be cited.

Read the full order.

  • 3. c. A facial covering shall not be required for children under six, persons who have trouble breathing
    due to a chronic pre-existing condition or individuals with a documented or demonstrable
    medical problem. It is the intent of this provision that those individuals who cannot tolerate a
    facial covering for a medical, sensory or any other condition, which makes it difficult for them to
    utilize a facial covering and function in public, are not required to wear one. It is recognized that
    this requirement is broader than what might be considered a covered condition under the
    Americans with Disabilities Act.

    ?(3. f. Facial coverings do not have to be worn while actively eating or drinking.)?

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      Who do we blow
      If we want to be like Poe?
      Do we have to be a dealer
      Or is it better to have the last name Wheeler?
      Even Cornell has to spit,
      Because he knows he’s full of $h!t.
      Although many of us are proud to be a citizen of this nation,
      All Byerly can do is keep on fakin’.
      Quite evident when the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation are spoken,
      Somehow he finds something else to do…he may be out tokin’.
      Who would have thought Chestnut would be the most moderate?
      Just wish he would stand up for us and not the other four idiots.
      Oh, but Hutchinson keeps showing,
      It’s Poe he continues to enjoy blowin’.

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