(Revised 3PM, June 25, 2020) In compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order 147, face coverings will be required in all City facilities that are open to the public. While there are exceptions to the State face covering requirement, we do ask for voluntary compliance when inside City facilities.
The order takes effect 5PM, Friday, June 26, 2020. Jacksonville Police will follow the directives in Executive Order 147. The order prohibits criminal enforcement of the Face Covering requirements.
The public may state an exemption to the mask requirement. The Governor has requested that persons who wish to use an exemption to wearing a mask be honorable in their statements. However, if a business or organization does not allow a worker, customer or patron to enter a premises or refuses to leave the premises as a result of their requirement for mask wearing, law enforcement may enforce trespassing laws that the worker, customer or patron may violate.
Face coverings will be strictly required for Passport Services as these are optional services offered to the public by the City. We will have a limited supply of masks for those who enter for Passport Services without one. Those who refuse masks will be directed to secure passport services in another manner.
Onslow County officials have shared information indicating an increase in infections within the County.
City of Jacksonville facilities will continue in their current state of opening at this time. The City will update the public on opening status as they change.
Read the Governor’s Full Executive Order 147, including the list of exceptions to the face covering requirement:
https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO147-Phase-2-Extension.pdf l EO 147 FAQs
NCDHHS Face Covering Guidelines