Jacksonville, Home Of AEW, Issues Indoor Face Mask Mandate

With COVID still hitting Florida hard, Jacksonville has issued an indoor face mask mandate.

The mandate will go into effect at 5 p.m. ET on Monday and only includes indoor events. Face masks will not be required outdoors, for anyone under 2 years old, for anyone with breathing problems or while at a table at a restaurant. City officials said beaches are included in the mandate and masks are required anywhere inside where people are unable to socially distance.

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Duval County reported 260 new cases on Monday.

AEW runs its events from Daily's Place in Jacksonville, FL. The venue is an outdoor amphitheater connected to TIAA Bank Field, which technically means AEW would be exempt from this mandate.

AEW did come under fire last Wednesday when audience members were spotted with no face masks and lack of social distancing during the Orange Cassidy vs. Chris Jericho brawl to close the show.

AEW has done COVID-19 testing for talent and staff during the pandemic and have had no reported positive tests during that time. It is unknown if more audiences will be required to wear masks moving forward.

The company is set to tape both nights of Fyter Fest this week. Night one will air July 1 and the night two will air July 8.

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