The Alachua County Commission issued an Emergency Order encouraging residents to wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in public.
The Order states:
All persons outside their homes are encouraged to wear a cloth facial covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines, including cloth masks. Persons choosing to use masks are encouraged to review and comply with the CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines on personal protective equipment. Persons should not utilize N95 rated masks, as those are critical supplies for health care workers, police, fire, emergency management, or other persons engaged in life/safety activities.
The provisions of this Order shall serve as minimum standards. Municipalities may impose more stringent standards within their jurisdictions, as permitted by law.