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Sheriff asks employees to work from home if possible

Press release from Alachua Sheriff’s Office

Effective immediately, Sheriff Sadie Darnell is mandating that staff work from home or remotely rather than working in their offices, where applicable, until further notice.

The sheriff believes it is extremely important that all employees take COVID-19 guidelines seriously to prevent contagion. Everyone should be practicing common sense hygiene, i.e., frequent handwashing and physical distancing practices. As we have closed the lobbies to the general public, we have slowly continued to implement a working model to ensure safety of personnel while still providing law enforcement services to the community. The increasing volatility and contagion components of this virus have led Sheriff Darnell to enact this emergency protocol.

There will be no interruption of services as it pertains to calls for service. The Combined Communications Center and Patrol Operations are fully staffed and prepared to respond.