Florida COVID-19 stay-at-home order goes into effect just after midnight

Florida COVID-19 stay-at-home order goes into effect just after midnight

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Stay-at-home order goes into effect just after midnight. Action News Jax reporter Christy Turner spoke to a local business owner who had to close the doors to her boutique at the Beaches Town Center.

  • Non-essential businesses are forced to close up shop under Florida’s stay-at-home order which goes into effect just after midnight at 12:01 a.m.
  • Emilie Christenson, the owner of Jaffi’s, closed the doors to her boutique at the Beaches Town Center Thursday. She said she expected this day to come. “We’re excited to be able to welcome them [customers] back into our restaurants, and bars, and shops again. Hopefully, sooner rather than later. We also understanding that we have to do what we have to do to keep the community safe,” Christenson said.
  • Essential businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and banks will remain open. Restaurants are allowed to deliver food and do to-go orders.
  • The stay-at-home order is set to remain in effect until April 30.