COVID Updates


Florida is in Phase 3 of the Plan for Florida’s Recovery which took effect September 25, 2020 for all Florida counties. Key points:

  • Vacation Rentals should resume normal operating procedures but should continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect the property between rentals.
  • Face masks are recommended, and local governments are still able to maintain or pass local mask ordinances. Executive Order 20-244 suspends all outstanding fines and penalties that have been applied against individuals. See CDC guidance on face masks for customers, employees and employers.
  • Currently, the state of Florida has no travel restrictions in place.

City of Fernandina Beach

July 15, 2020
At today’s City Commission workshop, Resolution 2020-94 was revised to remove wording regarding social distancing exceptions. It now reads:

Every person over the age of six (6) who is in a public indoor space shall wear a face mask or covering.

Every operator, employee, customer or patron of a business establishment must wear a face mask or covering at all times while indoors at that business establishment or unless wearing a face mask or covering significantly interferes with the provision or receipt of goods or services offered or received at that establishment (i.e. patrons at a restaurant, clients at a barber shop or hair salon, patients at a dentist’s office).

April 6, 2021 Update

Commission votes to extend mask ordinance until May 7, 2021.

The city maintains a Citizen Notification page which contains a link to the Joint Information System (JIS) notification and a chronological summary.

May 4, 2021 Update

City Commission revises mask ordinance (Resolution 2021-56) to read as follows:
It is optional and the personal choice of every person over the age of six (6) who is in a public indoor space to wear a face mask or covering. The City Commission recommends mask-wearing in accordance with CDC guidelines.”

Nassau County

The county maintains a Corona Virus Updates page with the latest information.

August 10th update – Based on the state order last week, the County Manager released Executive Order 21 today (see attached) which rescinds the travel restrictions and reporting requirements for the New York Tri-State area. This means you can remove any communications (website, email, posters, etc.) related to traveler restrictions and stop reporting the Daily Lodging Log.

September 23rd update – Board Votes to End Mask Mandate
At today’s special meeting, the Board voted 3-2 to end the mandatory mask mandate, effective at noon tomorrow. Health Director, Dr. Seidel, spoke at the meeting and credited several mitigation efforts to the recent low case counts including use of masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing.

Fort Clinch

Latest information on Ft. Clinch State Park.

Latest information on other State Parks