JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Friday that Duval County’s beaches will be closed until further notice, starting at 5 p.m. Friday.
The same day, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered all restaurants in Florida to shift to takeout and delivery service only and close their dining rooms to patrons.
Curry said Monday that he was strengthening his executive order and as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, would require employees to work from home if possible and if employees must be in the office, they would be required to be at least 6 feet away from other employees. Anyone who doesn’t follow the order could face fines and citations from the fire marshal. Chief Judge Mark Mahon has also issued an administrative order blocking any eviction and foreclosure proceedings until further notice.
Duval County agencies and city-owned utility JEA are also making changes to promote social distancing and help halt the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a precautionary measure to protect customers and employees, JEA will close its downtown Customer Business Office (CBO), effective Monday, March 23. The office located at 21 W. Church St. will remain closed until further notice.
Customers will continue to be able to pay their bills at www.jea.com, by phone and at over 200 locations throughout the Jacksonville area, including Publix and Winn Dixie.
In addition, JEA call center agents will continue to be available to handle customer inquiries. To reach them, call 904-665-6000 for residential customers, 904-665-6250 for commercial customers or visit www.jea.com.