Corona Virus Updates

The Florida Department of Health is the lead agency for COVID-19. Important information related directly to COVID-19 including Florida cases, testing and more can be located on their website. ​​The have also implemented a Call Center open 24/7: 1-866-779-6121​​
​Other important resources:
Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization
Emergency Management Website

July 2, 2020: Board approves Executive Order No. 16 requiring face coverings at indoor business establishments.

​July 1, 2020: Board of County Commissioners approve Resolution No. 2020-116 extending the local State of Emergency.

June 30, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order 20-159 extending extension of mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief.

June 27, 2020: County Attorney issued Executive Order No. 15 banning commercial display of fireworks.

​June 24, 2020:
County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 14 allowing pedestrians 24 hour access to County beaches.

June 24, 2020: Board of County Commissioners approves Resolution No. 2020-114 extending the local State of Emergency.

June 17, 2020: Board of County Commissioners approve Resolution No. 2020-107 extending the local State of Emergency.

June 12, 2020: County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 13 removing requirement for vacation rental owners or management companies to track occupants for areas outside of the New York Tri State area.

June 10, 2020: Board of County Commissioners approve Resolution No. 2020-106 extending local State of Emergency.

​June 3, 2020: County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 12 to no longer require reporting of individuals from states other than the NY Tri State area or Louisiana.

June 3, 2020: Board of County Commissioners approve Resolution No. 2020-103 extending the local State of Emergency.

June 3, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order 20-139 to begin Phase Two: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan for Florida's Recovery.

June 1, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order 20-137 extending the executive order related to extension of mortgage foreclosures and eviction relief.

​May 28, 2020:
Board of County Commissioners approve Resolution No. 2020-101 extending the local State of Emergency.

May 23, 2020: County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 11 amending vacation rental cleaning protocols to 6 hours between guests.

​May 22, 2020:
Governor issues Executive Order 20-131 expanding Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery.

May 21, 2020: County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 10, outlining plan for operation of vacation rentals under the local State of Emergency.

May 21, 2020: County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 9, amending Executive Order No. 7, to allow persons with disabilities to drive on County beaches, regardless of place of residence.

​May 20, 2020
: County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 8 regarding quasi-judicial and legislative hearings.

May 14, 2020: County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 7 reintroducing beach driving and horseback riding with restrictions.

May 14, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order 20-123 implementing Full Phase 1: Safe.Smart.Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery.

May 13, 2020: Board of County Commissioners approve Resolution No. 2020-99 extending the local State of Emergency.

May 9, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order 2020-120 regarding Plan for Florida's Recovery.

May 6, 2020: Board of County Commissioners approve Resolution No. 2020-93 extending the local State of Emergency.

​April 30, 2020: County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 6 opening beaches in the unincorporated areas effective at 6am on Friday, May 1st. 

April 30, 2020:
Board of County Commissioners approve Resolution No. 2020-91 extending the local State of Emergency.

April 24, 2020: County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 5 regarding quasi-judicial and legislative hearings.

April 22, 2020: Board of County Commissioners approve Resolution No. 2020-88 extending the local State of Emergency.

April 16, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order 20-104, for temporary action related to Unemployment Compensation.

April 10, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order 20-103, extending Executive Order 20-87 regarding vacation rental closures. 

April 8, 2020:
Board of County Commissioners approve Resolution No. 2020-79 extending the Local State of Emergency. 

April 2, 2020
: County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 4 adding isolation and quarantine requirements for individuals from Louisiana and adding additional lodging establishments for guest tracking.

April 1, 2020: Board of County Commissioners approve Resolution No. 2020-78 extending Local State of Emergency.

April 1, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order No. 20-91 defining essential services and activities and directing a "stay-at-home" order effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 3rd.

March 27, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order 20-88 regarding reemployment of essential personnel.

March 27, 2020: Q&A with County Manager/County Attorney, Mike Mullin re: frequently asked questions during COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include beach closures, simulate gaming establishments, outdoor recreation, hotels/resorts, and individuals traveling for the NY Tri-State Area. Video Link Here

March 27, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order No. 20-87 ordering suspension of vacation rental properties. ​

March 27, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order No. 20-86 adding additional requirements of certain individuals traveling to Florida. ​
March 27, 2020: County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 3 setting mandates on the local lodging establishments and local airport for individuals arriving

​March 24, 2020:
Governor issues Executive Order No. 20-83 providing for protective measures for vulnerable populations, gathering of private citizens and density of the workforce. ​

March 24, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order No. 20-82, amending Executive Order 20-80, addition Sections 3-5.

​March 23, 2020:
Governor issues Executive Order No. 20-80 mandating air port screening and isolation for people flying into the State of Florida from the New York Tri-State Area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) ​

March 21, 2020: County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 2 temporarily closing County beaches.

March 21, 2020:
County Attorney issues Executive Order No. 1 temporarily restricting beach driving and camping. 

March 20, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order No. 20-72 recommending medical providers limit all "non essential" elective medical and surgical procedures, including dental procedures. ​

March 20, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order No. 20-71 ordering restaurants and bars to suspend on-premises food consumption and closing gymnasiums and fitness centers.

March 20, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order 20-69 suspending any Florida Statute that requires a quorum to be present for public meetings by local government and authorizing use of media technology such as telephonic and video conferencing.

March 20, 2020: City of Fernandina Beach has discontinued the ability to park on the beach at Seaside Park (Sadler Rd). All beach accesses and parking lot areas remain open.

March 18, 2020: Board of County Commissioners approves Resolution No. 2020-35 declaring Local State of Emergency.

March 17, 2020: Governor issues Executive Order 20-68 regarding bars, beaches and restaurants.

​March 17, 2020: Nassau County School District sends out notification that all schools will be closed until April 15, 2020.

March 16, 2020: One Nassau Initiative Joint Information System established to monitor rapidly changing situation and provide a unified message to our residents from all aspects of the County Government including: Department of Health, Board of County Commissioners, Emergency Management, Fire Rescue, Sheriff, School Board and other Constitutional Offices.

March 16, 2020: The City of Fernandina Beach cancels all City Board meetings through March 31st.

March 16, 2020: The School District announces Student Meal Plan for the week of March 23-March 27. Breakfast and lunch will be provided  for students the week of March 23-March 27 from 10am-1pm.

March 13, 2020: Nassau County School District cancels school through March 27th. This includes Spring Break which was scheduled the week of March 16-March 20 and the following week of March 23-27.

March 13, 2020: Supreme Court of Florida issues Administrative Order AOSC20-13 regarding Emergency Procedures in Florida State Courts

​​March 9, 2020: Governor Issues Executive Order 20-52 declaring a State of Emergency in Florida.

March 1, 2020: Governor Issues Executive Order 20-51 directing the State Surgeon General to declare a Public Health Emergency.