Nassau County leaders considering a mask mandate for businesses

Nassau County considering mask use inside businesses

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. — 11:16 AM UPDATE: Commissioners are highly encouraging people to wear face masks to protect against COVID-19 but the county is holding off on making a decision to mandate it.

An ordinance is being drafted that is similar to that of Martin County, mandating face masks for employees at restaurants, retail stores and grocery stores. Shoppers and people in community would not be required to wear a mask.

Commissioners are expected to receive the ordinance on Thursday. Another special meeting is likely sometime this week if everyone is not in favor of the ordinance.

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In a meeting Wednesday morning, because of COVID-19 a decision was made to extend the State of Emergency.

Action News Jax is monitoring the meeting of the county’s board of commissioners.

At 10 a.m., they are expected to speak with medical experts to discuss whether they need to require face masks.

Action News Jax will have LIVE updates on this developing story on CBS47 at Noon.