In order for everyone to stay Safer at Home, as declared by Mayor Lenny Curry, we should all be remaining in our homes unless we need to leave them for essentials. Essentials include getting groceries, going to the bank, getting gas, picking up prescriptions. Of course we can also go outside for exercise and fresh air as long as we practice self-distancing.

Most commercial and retail businesses have been closed during the Safer at Home order, except for those deemed essential.

Essential Businesses include:

Health care workers

Law enforcement

Grocery stores


Restaurants – as long as there is no dine-in service offered. Just curbside and take-out.

Utilities – Water, gas and electricity

Communications – Internet and phone

Auto Mechanics

For a complete list of essential workers please visit the City of Jacksonville webpage.

Stuck inside, now what?

For those of us who have been furloughed or who are now working from home, it can be frustrating to be cooped up inside, especially when it is so nice out. You may be tempted to go outside and hang out with family or friends, but that’s not self-distancing and it isn’t safe.

To really stay Safer at Home, it’s best to keep 6 feet between you and anyone you aren’t living with at the time of the Safer at Home order.

It’s safe, and even recommended to go outside for a walk, jog, or other exercise – just be sure to keep your distance from those passing you. Give wide berth to those using the same space. For more information on keeping physically safer during the coronavirus outbreak, click here.

As of this writing, there are 691 confirmed coronavirus cases in Duval county, and 13 deaths.

We can all do our part to flatten the curve by staying home as much as possible and practicing good hygiene. The Safer at Home order is currently indefinite, but if we all do our part to stay home and stay safe, we can see the other side of this sooner than later.

Stay safe everyone, and stay at home.

EBS Security.