County commission calls emergency meeting to discuss community mask mandate

Press release from Alachua County

At today’s Special Meeting, the Alachua County Commission decided to hold an Emergency Commission Meeting on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at 5 p.m. at the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the current spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and the possibility of reinstituting community masking requirements that follow the current CDC guidelines. Due to this Emergency Meeting, the scheduled Alachua County Planning Commission Meeting will be rescheduled.

The Commission will take public comment in person or by calling 1-800-876-7516. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. The public may view the meeting on Cox Channel 12, Facebook, and the County’s Video on Demand website.

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