Emergency Order 2020-09 - It is Time to Shelter in Place - Stay at Home

​Alachua County Chair Robert Hutchinson and City of Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe announced today that as of midnight, March 24, 2020, it is time to shelter in place and stay at home. Only essential businesses should be open, and only essential errands should take you away from home. 



Click to submit a form to see if you are or can be designated an Essential Business (Due to the high volume of submissions, please allow up to 48 hours for a response)​.

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

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