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Mask mandate extended in Jacksonville 30 days

Curry’s emergency executive proclamations last one month at a time so the mandate would have ended Sunday if not for the extension.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Mayor Lenny Curry extended a mask mandate for another 30 days to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, his office said Monday.

Curry’s emergency executive proclamations last one month at a time so the mandate would have ended Sunday if not for the extension. The requirement applies to wearing masks in indoor spaces that are open to the public when it’s not possible to practice social distancing.

When Gov. Ron DeSantis moved the state Friday into the next phase of reopening, he suspended the ability of local governments to collect fines for violations of their mask mandates. But DeSantis’s executive order does not prevent emergency local governments from requiring masks.

In Jacksonville’s case, it does not impose any penalties in connection with the mask

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P&G Professional and Extended Stay America’s Partnership a Key Component of the STAY Confident Program

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While travel slowed and many other major hotel brands had to close some or all of their locations, Extended Stay America, the leading mid-priced extended stay hotel company, has kept the doors of all 600+ locations open throughout the global pandemic. The company’s longstanding partnership with P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble, supports Extended Stay America’s STAY Confident initiative designed to keep its hotels healthy, safe and comfortable for guests and staff. The comprehensive program utilizes trusted brands like Spic and Span, Comet and Mr. Clean Professional to clean and disinfect all guest rooms and common spaces, with increased attention to high touch and heavily trafficked areas throughout each hotel.

A recent survey from P&G Professional found that 70 percent of hotel guests have a more stringent definition of “hotel cleanliness” since COVID-19 and

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