Coronavirus pandemic: Executive order to work from home takes effect in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — To limit physical contact amid the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Lenny Curry of Jacksonville said effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, all businesses within Duval County whose work is able to be performed by employees remotely, shall allow employees to do so.

Curry said if an employee cannot work from home, they must practice social distancing at the workplace and be six feet away from other co-workers.

“If you don’t do this and we don’t flatten the curve, you could see a federal or a state curfew and they will enforce it,” Curry said during a Monday briefing. “To be clear, if an employee can perform a job function from home, the executive order will require that that happens."

Companies that don’t follow the order could be fined or cited by the fire marshal. READ ORDER BELOW: