Florida’s Plan for Re-Opening

On April 29, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Phase 1 of his “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step.” Plan to Re-Open Florida. Most non-essential businesses will be permitted to re-open starting on Monday, May 4 in every county except Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward, where most of the COVID-19 cases in the state have been reported.

Under this Order, restaurants and retail stores will be permitted to open in a limited capacity, while bars, night clubs, gyms, and salons are not yet permitted to open. Many Florida beaches are already open.

Phase 1 also includes the following:

  • Schools remain distance learning.
  • Visits to senior living facilities are prohibited.
  • Elective surgeries can resume.
  • Restaurants may offer outdoor seating with six feet between tables and indoor seating at 25% capacity.
  • Retail can operate at 25% of indoor capacity.
  • No change for bars, gyms, and personal services such as hair salons.
  • Vulnerable individuals should avoid close contact with people outside the home.
  • All individuals, when in public, should maximize physical distance from others.
  • Avoid socializing in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for physical distancing.
  • Face masks are recommended for all those in face-to-face interactions and where you can’t social distance.

Read the Executive Order: https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/EO-20-112.pdf

Read FAQ for Reopening: https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Exec-Order-20-112-FAQs-1.pdf

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