Gov. DeSantis announced the second phase of a gradual reopening of activities in the State of Florida. The official executive order can be found here. The second phase begins on June 5, 2020.
Restaurants and other establishments, including bars, may operate at 50% indoor capacity, excluding employees.
Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, and arcades may operate at 50% of their building capacity, with appropriate social distancing between groups and appropriate sanitation.
Personal services, including but not limited to tattooing, body piercing, acupuncture, tanning, and massage, may operate with appropriate safety guidelines as outlined by the Department of Health.
In-store retail businesses, including gyms and fitness centers, should maintain appropriate social distancing and sanitation protocols.
Effective June 26, 2020: The Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued Emergency Order 2020-09 suspending the sale of alcoholic beverages by vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises. This order applies to businesses with 50 percent gross revenue from such sales, including bars and nightclubs.
Vulnerable individuals are strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
All persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50 persons.
All persons who work in long-term care facilities should be tested for COVID-19 on a routine basis.
Gov. DeSantis announced the first phase of a gradual reopening of activities in the State of Florida, except for certain counties in Southeast Florida. The official executive order can be found here. The first phase begins May 4, 2020.
Schools and Businesses
- Schools remain distance learning.
- Visits to senior living facilities are prohibited.
- Elective surgeries can resume.
- Restaurants may offer outdoor seating with six foot space between tables and indoor seating at 25% capacity.
- Retail can operate at 25% indoor capacity.
- No change for bars, gyms, and personal services such as hair dressers.
Effective May 18, 2020: Restaurants and food establishments may offer indoor seating at 50% capacity, retail can operate at 50% indoor capacity and gyms and fitness centers may operate up to 50% of their building occupancy so long as they adopt safety measures including appropriate social distancing for classes and sufficient cleaning supplies to ensure, at a minimum, patrons’ individual self-cleaning of surfaces and machines using sanitation wipes following each us per executive order 20-123.
Effective May 11, 2020: Barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons that adopt appropriate social distancing and precautionary measures outlined by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations may provide services per executive order 20-120.
- 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.