ALACHUA COUNTY At the Aug. 17, 2021 Special Meeting, the Alachua County Commission decided to hold an Emergency Commission Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at 5 p.m. at the Alachua County Administration Building, 12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the current spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and the possibility of reinstituting community masking requirements that follow the current CDC guidelines.

The Commission will take public comment in person or by calling 1-800-876-7516. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. The public may view the meeting on Cox Channel 12, Facebook, and the County’s Video on Demand website.

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