Is Jacksonville ready for a larger dose of normalcy? Mayor Lenny Curry surely hopes so. On May 12, the mayor announced his desire for the reopening of Jacksonville next week. He touted that Florida's largest city is ready to enter Phase 2 of reopening.\n"Because of the shutdown and the disruptions to our economy and daily life, the people of our country are understandably restless. I'm restless too, as is my family," Curry said during a news briefing on Tuesday. The mayor would go on to announce that on May 18, all of his executive ordinances to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus will be suspended.\nStarting next week, employers will be able to call their employees back into work, though Curry encouraged some employers who can afford for their workers to work from home to continue to do so.\nHe also sought to reassure that it was safe to eat out at Jacksonville's restaurants, saying that he and his wife enjoyed dinner and ate oysters on the beach.\nCurry said that the city would be ready to go into Phase 2 on Monday, but he's awaiting word from Gov. Ron DeSantis if the city has permission to move forward. However, when Curry brought up that his city was ready for the next phase, he said DeSantis was "excited."\nEffective Monday, May 18, Mayor Curry is suspending the “Work from Home” order that requires employees that can work from home, to do so. We hope employers and employees continue to allow remote access for those with children and vulnerable populations. #JaxInThisTogether pic.twitter.com/yFBHADQ6bo— City of Jacksonville (COJ) (@CityofJax) May 12, 2020\nThe mayor's Phase 2 plan would allow the reopening of nightclubs and bars at 50% capacity. Restaurants, which are currently only allowed to operate under 25% capacity, will be bumped up to 75%.\nWatch Mayor @lennycurry and emergency management team leaders brief and answer questions from the media on Tuesday afternoon. Here is some of what was talked about: ➡️ Work From Home order done on 5/18➡️ Outdoor zoning to City Council tonighthttps://t.co/05xsLxG4MS— City of Jacksonville (COJ) (@CityofJax) May 12, 2020\nWhile Jacksonville has to wait for DeSantis' blessing, it hasn't stopped Curry from moving to his own drumbeat in reopening Duval County.\nHe reopened the beaches on April 18, and the throng of beachgoers made national headlines and even pinned Floridians with a new hashtag -- #FloridaMorons.\nThere are currently 1,186 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Duval County.For more information visit https://t.co/DkQEpKJzlzMore info from @HealthyFla can be found here: https://t.co/lMpshlY2t7 pic.twitter.com/HtSvHe5Lib— JaxReady (@JaxReady) May 12, 2020\nIf Jacksonville is allowed to move into Phase 2, this will no doubt create even more headlines and either provide hope for a beleaguered nation or provide Florida with another derogatory hashtag. The ball is in Jacksonville's court. *Photos used for illustrative purposes.