Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-71, directing all restaurants and food establishments within the State of Florida to suspend on-premises food and alcohol consumption for customers. The listed establishments may, however, operate their kitchens for the purpose of providing delivery or take-out services.

This Executive Order lifts the restriction that prohibits a specially licensed food service establishment from selling package sales of alcohol for delivery, take-out or consumption off-premises for restaurants complying with Executive Order 20-68, through the expiration of the state of emergency declared in Executive Order 20-52. Alcohol sales to go with food that is pick-up or delivered will be permitted and I.D. will be required for orders including alcohol.

Additionally, the Executive Order requires the closures of gymnasiums and fitness centers within the State of Florida. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) shall utilize its authorities under Florida law to further implement and enforce the provisions of this Executive Order and shall take additional measures as necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Effective 3/19/2020 – Until further notice – Gilchrist County Solid Waste is ONLY ACCEPTING: Bagged Household Trash and Recyclables. Amnesty Days which were scheduled for April 4th – 9th have been cancelled and will be rescheduled. We will post updates when the information becomes available. If you have any questions please call (352) 463-3185 

Effective 3/19/2020 the Gilchrist County Public Library will close until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
UPDATE: Effective 3/18/2020 Hart Springs Park is closed until further notice. If you have a reservation for a shelter or pavilion, please call (352) 463-3444. The Campground will remain open ONLY for existing reservations and NO NEW reservations will be accepted. We apologize for any issues this may cause. We will update when anything changes.

At this time Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners’ Offices remain open. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 progression, and following current CDC recommendations. In the event we find it necessary to close any public offices, we will post here on our website and on Social Media pages.

For up to date information citizens should use the Department of Health Website
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