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


​April 2, 2020: Board of County Commissioners issue 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: The Board of County Commissioners issued Executive Order No. 2 temporarily closing County beaches.

March 21, 2020:
The Board of County Commissioners issued 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 No. 20-68 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: Nassau County School District sends out notification that all schools will be closed until April 15, 2020.March 17, 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.