1.6. COVID-19 Outbreak

In the spring and summer of 2020, the COVID-19 virus pandemic dramatically affected the entire country. In addition to causing a sharp reduction in economic activity in northeast Florida, the pandemic forced organizations like JEA, the SJRWMD, and DEP to modify their operations in order to protect staff, clients, and the public. Each of these agencies continues to fulfill its responsibilities, but under very different procedures (Basch 2020; JEA 2020; SJRWMD 2020a; DEP 2020a).

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