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Jose Garcia

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:33 PM Jun 2020

Jacksonville, site of Republican convention, to require masks indoors and in public [View all]

Source: The Hill

Residents and visitors in Jacksonville, Fla., will be required to wear masks indoors and in public spaces to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the city announced Monday, potentially complicating President Trump's desire to hold the Republican National Convention there in August without masks or social distancing.

The mandatory mask policy will take effect at 5 p.m. on Monday, city officials said. It's unclear how long it will remain in place.

"At 5 p.m. today, the City of Jacksonville will be adopting a mandatory mask requirement for public & indoor locations, and in other situations where individuals cannot socially distance," the city tweeted. "Please continue to practice personal responsibility to help stop the spread of this virus."

The GOP announced earlier this month that the main events surrounding this year's convention, including Trump's speech accepting the party's nomination, would take place in Jacksonville.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/505034-jacksonville-site-of-republican-convention-to-require-masks-indoors-and-in

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