Nassau County Manager issues Executive Order 3 regarding travelers from the NY Tri State area

Nassau County Attorney and Manager Mike Mullin

Office of the Nassau County Manager
March 27, 2020

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Orders 20-80 and 20-82 mandating that individuals arriving in Florida through International Airports isolate or self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. Those Executive Orders did not apply to our local airport, or consider individuals arriving to our County by vehicle.

As a result, the County Manager just issued Executive Order No. 3 mandating the individuals from the NY Tri-State arriving in Nassau County by automobile, or any other method of motorized transportation, or through the Fernandina Beach Airport also isolate or self-quarantine for 14 days.

The Order also mandates that any lodging establishment or person or entity that is subject to the local Tourist Development Tax shall report to the Nassau County Health Department the names of the individuals and the room or location they are occupying. Anyone from the NY Tri-State area who is inquiring about rooms shall be advised that there is a mandatory self-isolation/quarantine requirement by the lodging establishment, person, or entity. Failure to do so will be considered a violation and subject to a second-degree misdemeanor. Additionally, any person who fails to self-quarantine shall be subject of up to sixty (60) days imprisonment and a fine of not more than $500, or both.

For more information from Nassau County Manager Mike Mullin, there is a Q&A video posted on The County Insider in which Mullin answers questions about the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Erin Hunter
Erin Hunter (@guest_56981)
3 years ago

Why isn’t Nassau County FL closing everything till this thing is over I mean everything grocery stores gas stations restaurants and so forth that would make sense don’t you think.

Teri D. Springer
Teri D. Springer (@guest_56992)
3 years ago
Reply to  Erin Hunter

Sure. Let’s close the grocery stores so we can all starve to death. How in heaven’s name does that make sense?? And there is no reason to close gas PUMPS; just close the inside…And, in case you missed it, restaurants ARE closed.

Ed Smith
Ed Smith (@guest_56997)
3 years ago

Agree, I am in NY with a condo in Amelia. Everyone needs food etc… Stay at home. When you need to go out do not touch your face. It enters through mouth, nose. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after you get home. If we all take precautions hopefully we can end this sooner then later. Take care.

Karen Byrne
Karen Byrne (@guest_56995)
3 years ago
Reply to  Erin Hunter

Ma’am people will need to eat and put fuel in their vehicles so they can eat, get medical care or whatever emergency may arise and there are still folks that are essential and need to work. God Bless you and may you and yours remain healthy.

John Bertsch
John Bertsch(@jprbertschaol-com)
3 years ago

About this Executive Order # 3. I am a few months short of 80, with a pre-existing condition related to vital organs. If I die with COVID19, my children, spouses and grandchildren who all live in the greater NY area would not be allowed to travel to Fernandina Beach to visit with my wife; (their mother, mother-in-law and grandmother ) to provide needed support…much less pay their respects to me. However, if all of these 9 family individuals lived in New Orleans – a new hot spot – they are welcome to visit.

This order has a whole lot of bad thinking behind it.