Emergency Order Ends and Vaccine $25 Gift Card Extended

At their last meeting, the County Commission lifted the Local State of Emergency and, as State law requires, will let the mandatory masking order expire. During the 2021 Legislative Session, the Florida State Legislature prohibited local governments from passing Emergency Orders that last longer than 42 days. The State of Emergency and the mandatory masking order will expire at 5 p.m. today (September 30, 2021). 

Fortunately, key COVID-19 indicators are continuing to trend down. See the latest data on the COVID-19 Dashboard.

Businesses may now remove the Mandatory Masking signs. Businesses that would like to display posters requesting that customers wear masks may print out the posters linked below.



The Commission continues to urge residents to get vaccinated and, for those eligible, to receive a booster shot. The County’s program offering $25 gift cards for vaccinated people is extended to October 31, 2021. The gift card is available for those getting initial shots or the booster. Before getting your shot, please verify that the location has gift cards available. The gift card is not retroactive to those already vaccinated. 

Participating vaccine providers include:

The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County 
224 SE 24th St, Gainesville, FL 32641

Hitchcock's Pharmacies
15560 NW US Hwy 441, Alachua, FL 32615
24220 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669

West End Pharmacy
25340 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, Fl 32669

Wise's Pharmacy
708 SW 4th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601

Winn Dixie Pharmacies
20303 N, US‐441, High Springs, FL 32643
300 SW 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

CVS Pharmacies
901 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601
7430 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
6025 US‐301, Hawthorne, FL 32640
4354 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
4145 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653
3904 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609
3404 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
2303 SW 75th St, Gainesville, FL 32607
19225 NW US Hwy 441, High Springs, FL 32643
1621 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608
15174 NW US Hwy 441, Alachua, FL 32615
1515 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
14355 W Newberry Road, Gainesville, Fl 32669

Able Pharmacy
5001 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605

For more information, contact Alachua County Communications Director Mark Sexton at 352-264-6979 or msexton@alachuacounty.us.

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