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.