Gainesville’s Top Five FAQs:
- Do I have to wear a mask in public?
Yes, by emergency order of Alachua County anyone working in or visiting grocery stores, restaurants, in-store retail establishments, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, along with locations where social distancing measures are not possible shall appropriately wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC, in a manner which covers the mouth and orifices of the nose. Read the emergency order.
- Where do I report a violation of the emergency order, ask questions or seek assistance?
In Alachua County, visit COVID-19 Community Resource Portal or dial 311.
- Where can I get tested for COVID-19?
For UF Students as part of UF Health Screen, Test & Protect initiative, all students need to complete the screening questionnaire. If a student is exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19 and experiencing symptoms, they will need to contact the Student Health Care Center to schedule an appointment to be tested. If a student believes they were exposed to someone with COVID-19, they should contact the Student Health Care Center by calling 352-392-1161 and begin to self-isolate immediately. Learn more at https://coronavirus.ufhealth.org/screen-test-protect/. For community members, free COVID-19 testing is available Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment only. Please call 352-334-8810 to schedule an appointment.
- Am I allowed to have a social gathering?
Groups of any number who are not socially distancing may be ordered to disperse by law enforcement or codes enforcement. Groups of more than 50 people are not permitted to congregate in a space that does not readily allow for appropriate social distancing and may be ordered to disperse by law enforcement or codes enforcement. Read the emergency order.
- Which city parks, pools and other recreational facilities are open?
An updated list of open of parks, pools and other recreational facilities may be viewed here.
View more questions and the most up-to-date answers at the City of Gainesville’s website.
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