JACKSONVILLE, FL — With more than 2,572 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has issued a county-wide face mask order.
"I'm glad the Mayor took our advice and the advice of the majority of people in Jacksonville to keep us safe", said Duval Democratic Party Chair Daniel Henry, "Now, as the RNC brings an influx of people here, there is even more to do.”
Henry, with the full support of the executive committee, sent a letter to the Mayor last week urging him to issue a mask wearing order.
State Representative Tracie Davis (D-13), who has also been opposed to the Republican National Convention being held in Jacksonville this summer applauded the decision.
"We are living in unprecedented times. It takes all levels of government working across party lines to keep people safe and healthy", said Davis.