It was not immediately clear what kind of Coronavirus restrictions - if any - would be required of delegates in Jacksonville.
The divided convention - unheard of for either the Democrats or Republicans - will evidently require delegates and party officials to assemble first in Charlotte, and then go to Jacksonville for the President's acceptance speech.
The two cities are 380 miles apart.
For the press, the GOP move raises the question of whether there will be anything of note to cover in Charlotte - that may simply depend on whether President Trump shows up in Charlotte.
The President will accept the GOP nomination on August 27 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, which has a capacity of 15,000 for concerts.
Democrats are slated to hold their convention a week earlier in Milwaukee, but it's expected those events will be scaled back because of the virus outbreak.