Media Release from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office

Media Advisory 2020-022: Media Advisory – covid-19

For Immediate Release:

Today’s Date:  March 20, 2020 

Prepared by:    PIO Sgt. Frank Kinsey

Release #: 2020-022      

Media Advisory: 

Effective immediately:

Sheriff Sadie Darnell is mandating staff work from home or remotely rather than working in their offices, where applicable, until further notice.

The Sheriff believes it is extremely important that all employees take COVID-19 guidelines seriously to prevent contagion. Everyone should be practicing common sense hygiene i.e., frequent hand washing and physical distancing practices. As we have closed the lobbies to the general public we have slowly continued to implement a working model to ensure safety of personnel while still providing law enforcement services to the community.  The increasing volatility and contagion components of this virus have led Sheriff Darnell to enact this emergency protocol.

There will be no interruption of services as it pertains to calls for service.  The Combined Communications Center and Patrol Operations are fully staffed and prepared to respond.

ACSO 96-47 04/98