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Jacksonville, host of summer GOP convention, requires masks

Posted at 10:55 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 08:25:43-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The city of Jacksonville is where President Donald Trump is expected to accept the Republican nomination in August in his bid for re-election.

But the city on Monday enacted a mandatory mask requirement for public and indoor locations and places where social distancing isn't possible. The requirement takes effect at 5 p.m.

The Republican National Committee picked Jacksonville for the political spectacle after North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, wouldn’t give in to the president’s insistence that the large gathering be held without social distancing measures.