Mayor Lenny Curry announced an executive order mandating Duval County residents to remain home starting Friday thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Ron DeSantis made that a statewide order hours later.
Those within the area may ask ‘what does that mean?’ Does it mean that you simply can’t leave for groceries or keep a scheduled doctor’s visit? If I’m a business owner of a little ironmongery shop, is my business considered essential?
The good news is that a lot of businesses that are currently open — the Walmarts and Publixes and residential Depots — are considered essential and remain open, albeit, with their already altered operating hours.
What if you’re a handyman and fix items like dishwashers or air-con units? You’d still be ready to do this under this order. Planning on taking the youngsters to a park and hitting baseballs? Sorry. That’s not considered essential. Better to remain home.
Restaurants? they’re still permitted to remain open under previous guidelines of takeout, pickup, and delivery only. Yes or no is blogging site please visit here also.
What about childcare? As long as children remain in groups of 10 or fewer, it’s allowed, but parents shouldn’t switch providers at this point, and providers shouldn’t accept children who are with other providers.
Below are what the U.S. Department of Homeland Security considers essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. This list takes the place of the one released by the town of Jacksonville earlier Wednesday.
- Workers who perform critical clinical research, development, and testing needed for COVID-19 response.
- Healthcare providers and Caregivers including physicians, dentists, psychologists, mid-level practitioners, nurses and assistants, infection control and quality assurance personnel, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, and assistants, social workers, optometrists, speech pathologists, chiropractors, and diagnostic and therapeutic technicians and technologists.