County will require employees to be vaccinated before traveling on County business


In an email addressed to Alachua County employees, Heather Akpan, the Human Resources Director, wrote, “Going forward all employees traveling to County sponsored events (conferences, training etc.) must be vaccinated in order to attend. If you are already scheduled for an event and are not vaccinated, please contact me to discuss.”

The email also explained the County’s current policies:

  • Employees who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask or social distance.
    • Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a 2-dose series OR two weeks after their single-dose vaccine.
    • If you are interacting with a member of the public and they request that you wear a mask, please comply.
  • Employees who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask and social distance when interacting with other employees or members of the public.
  • Employees are not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, however the vaccine is strongly encouraged.
  • If employees have a good faith belief that employees are not following these policies, please contact Human Resources.
    • Employees may be required to demonstrate proof of COVID-19 vaccination to Human Resources.