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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Governor DeSantis Announces Florida's Phase 3 Recovery

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Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the start of Phase 3 of Florida's Recovery Plan.  Phase 3 primarily allows for businesses to reopen and for most establishments to return to 100% indoor seating capacity with social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC.

The Plan also provides that:

  • Vulnerable persons including those aged 65 and older can resume public interactions, but are encouraged to practice safe social distancing.
  • Non-vulnerable populations may consider minimizing time spent in crowded environments.
  • Non-essential travel may continue a with CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel.
  • Local government meetings may return to in-person with public participation.
  • Bars, Pubs, and Nightclubs may re-open and operate at full capacity with social distancing guidelines in place.
  • Restaurants may operate at full capacity while adhering to recommended sanitation practices.
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers may open at full capacity with adequate sanitation practices.
  • Parks and public beaches may be fully reopened.
  • Large venues like movie theaters, auditoriums, and bowling alleys may re-open at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols.
  • Large sporting events may re-open with consideration for reduced capacity and limited social distancing.
  • Vacation rentals may resume normal operating procedures with thorough cleaning between rentals.
  • Personal service businesses such as barber shops and nail salons may operate at full capacity with regard for sanitation practices.
  • All other retail businesses may operate at full capacity and should continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices.

For more information on the PLAN FOR FLORIDA’S RECOVERY, please visit:…/uplo…/covid19/Taskforce%20Report.pdf

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