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St. Johns County Extends Local State Of Emergency By 7 Days

Ponte Vedra Beach on March 19, 2020.
Heather Schatz
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WJCT News
Ponte Vedra Beach on March 19, 2020.

St. Johns County has extended its local state of emergency by seven days to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Tuesday morning’s unanimous vote by the County Commission marks the fourth time St. Johns County has extended its state of emergency by a week since it was initially declared on March 17.

The St. Johns County proclamation extending the local state of emergency.
Credit St. Johns County
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St. Johns County
The St. Johns County proclamation extending the local state of emergency.

The vote comes a day after Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced he was extending his local emergency declaration until at least May 13.

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As of Tuesday morning, St. Johns County had a total of 176 confirmed COVID-19 cases, but just 1.3% of the county’s population has been tested.

Brendan Rivers can be reached at brivers@wjct.org, 904-358-6396 or on Twitter at @BrendanRivers.

Special Projects Producer Brendan Rivers joined WJCT News in August of 2018 after several years as a reporter and then News Director at Southern Stone Communications, which owns and operates several radio stations in the Daytona Beach area.