Duval Property Appraiser Jerry Holland hospitalized with COVID-19
Duval Property Appraiser Jerry Holland.

Jerry Holland, Terry Lewis

According to a Saturday report from the Florida-Times Union, Duval County Property Appraiser Jerry Holland and his wife, Beverly, have been hospitalized with COVID-19 for almost a week.

The pair have been at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville since Monday, although Jerry Holland expects to be released by Sunday, the Florida-Times Union reported. Beverly Holland, however, will likely remain hospitalized for possibly another week.

Neither of the two had been vaccinated against the virus.

“I’m improving, but she’s not doing so well,” Holland told the Times-Union. “I may go home today or tomorrow [Saturday or Sunday], but my wife’s probably got four or five more days here.”

Neither he nor his wife has needed a ventilator so far, according to the Times-Union.

Holland’s 39-year-old son, Brian, recently tested positive for the virus and is recuperating in quarantine at home, and his two grandchildren are being tested this weekend, the Times-Union reported.

The clinic the pair are being treated at, Jacksonville’s Mayo Clinic, had to activate its “surge plan” after reaching maximum capacity because of the increase in COVID-19 cases.

“Like all of our neighboring Northeast Florida hospitals, Mayo Clinic in Florida has seen a dramatic increase in COVID-19 positive patients in recent weeks. For this reason, we have activated our hospital surge plan and are making adjustments to inpatient areas to accommodate caring for an increased number of patients ….”

“Mayo Clinic patients who have scheduled appointments should continue to seek care for their appointments/visits, procedures, and surgeries. At this time, we have not canceled patient care unless it was patient-directed. In specific cases, Mayo Clinic may make modifications to schedules given the circumstances in the community, but these are on a case-by-case basis,” the hospital wrote in a statement.

According to the Times-Union, a few days earlier, Mayo Jacksonville called fomandatory COVID-19 vaccination for staff.

Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes studied journalism and political science at the University of Florida. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa Bay. A recent graduate, she enjoys government and legal reporting. She has experience covering the Florida Legislature as well as local government, and is a proud Alligator alum. You can reach Kelly at [email protected].


  • Phil Morton

    August 8, 2021 at 5:26 am

    This report took nearly a week to come out. As a public official, didn’t the public have a right to know? Are they doing contract tracing and advising everyone he came in contact with? The lack of timely information and data is only exacerbating the spread of covid in our area and the state of Florida.

    • Steven J Eide

      August 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

      And that pesky percentage of 99.9997% recovery rate doesn’t matter, does it Dr.Phil. Guess when YOU contract the seasonal flu next year, we should contact trace YOU.
      MASK-UP for LIFE Phil
      Enjoy your freedom.

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