Alachua County commissioners decided last week to create stricter face mask requirements in the county. These new rules go into effect today, July 1, and businesses must display signs requiring face masks to be worn by customers.
Signs have been created by the county that businesses can download and print out. You can click here to view and print out the signs.
“Signs shall be at least 11 inches x 17 inches,” according to alachuacounty.us. “Signage shall be posted in conspicuous locations which are clearly visible to the patrons and employees throughout each physical location, reminding patrons and employees to observe social distancing requirements and use facial coverings, as required by this Emergency Order.”
There are signs specific for retail stores and restaurants and bars, so mack sure you view and print the correct one.
You could receive a citation for not abiding by these new county requirements. Consult with the CDC for more information on how to slow the spread of COVID-19, and remember to always wear a face mask when visiting a store or business to protect yourself and others.
by Amanda Roland