City Leaders advocate continued exercise of preventive measures against coronavirus

Press release from City of Gainesville

Gainesville City Commissioners continue to urge all neighbors to follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including the use of facial coverings. The appeal comes as the coronavirus positivity rate in Alachua County steadily increased in the last two weeks of March to 2.62 percent.

At its April 1 meeting, the Gainesville City Commission unanimously approved a motion to publicly acknowledge its renewed commitment to preventive measures in the interest of protecting public health. The motion also asked neighbors in support of those measures to contact their city and county elected officials to keep mask mandates in place.

Nearly 79,000 individuals in Alachua County had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March. Yesterday (April 5), vaccine eligibility expanded in Florida to include all individuals age 16 and older.