Election: Republican convention host city Jacksonville to require mask-wearing

June 30
00:52 2020

Jacksonville, Fla., is requiring face masks to be worn beginning Monday afternoon, the city hosting this year’s Republican National Convention announced.

The requirement is for indoor-mask wearing, and when social distancing isn’t possible, local media reported.

Coronavirus update:Global COVID-19 case tally tops 10 million and Florida, South Carolina and Nevada set daily records.

Jacksonville in late August will be the site of speeches and other RNC events, following President Donald Trump’s complaints over rules for the planned convention in Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte will still hold some official convention business but the main, camera-friendly events will be held in the Florida city.

In Charlotte, Trump and the RNC had demanded that the convention be allowed to move forward with a full crowd and no face coverings.

Now see:Trump says Republican convention won’t be in North Carolina, looking for new site.

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