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Governor Ron DeSantis announces Florida to enter Phase 3 of the reopening plan beginning with Restaurants & Other Businesses to Fully Re Open ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty 🌴 SW FL 🌴
Dated: September 25 2020
Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida 🌴 is moving into Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan, opening the path for restaurants and other businesses to fully reopen.
DeSantis today, Friday 25th made the announcement in St. Petersburg.
He said that the state is moving into Phase 3 which means that there will be no restrictions for restaurants to operate at minimum or 50 percent capacity or higher.
"What that means for restaurants is that there will not be limitations in the state of Florida," DeSantis said. "I think this will be very important to the industry."
The order also preempts local governments’ abilities to close businesses and assess fines on individuals.
It's unclear how much of the Phase 3 plan the governor is implementing right now. You can read more on Phase 3 of Florida's reopening plan here.
Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida in a move to reopen the state’s economy.
The Republican governor’s move is sure to stoke debate in a politically crucial state, where the pandemic has become intertwined with the upcoming presidential election. DeSantis is a major ally of President Donald Trump.
DeSantis took the action even as he acknowledged that the crisis was far from over.
Since the state’s number of “cases” peaked in July, the number of new infections have steadily declined.
The crisis had prompted the governor to close bars and nightclubs, and restricted restaurants to take-out dining for months. Amusement parks ground to a halt.
The closures battered the economy, leaving hundreds of thousands of Floridians unemployed.
DeSantis has slowly reopened the state for business since then, allowing restaurants and bars to reopen at half capacity, even as the pandemic continues to spread.
The governor’s announcement today, will allow restaurants across the state to immediately reopen at full capacity — and would bar cities and counties from ordering restaurants to close, unless they can justify a closure for economic or health reasons.
More information on Phase Three: The Plan: Phases for Re-Opening
Phase 3 will begin after the successful conclusion of Phase 2, which includes a downward trajectory of the syndromic and epidemiology criteria while maintaining adequate health care capacity. This will occur when there is no evidence of a rebound or resurgence of COVID-19 cases and satises the benchmarks outlined in this Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step plan.
The Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. plan sets forth minimum recommended health protocols Individuals and businesses should adhere to all public guidance by federal, state and local officials, including state regulatory agencies.
Individuals older than 65 years of age and individuals with a serious underlying medical condition (such as chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immune-compromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure and liver disease) can resume public interactions, but should practice social distancing, minimizing exposure to social settings where distancing may not be practical, unless precautionary measures are observed. Vulnerable populations should afrmatively inform their employer that they are a member of the vulnerable population so that their employer can plan accordingly.
Non-vulnerable populations should consider minimizing time spent in crowded environments.
Non-essential travel may continue.
Employees should resume unrestricted staffing of worksites and implement the final phasing in of employees returning to work. For vulnerable populations, teleworking can be considered.
Employers should take prudent and practical measures to ensure employees do not enter the premises if they believe they are infected with COVID-19 or show symptoms of influenza like illness.
Employees should resume non-essential travel and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel
Local Government Meetings
These meetings should return to in-person quorum and public participation for local government bodies.
Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs
Bars, pubs, and nightclubs that derive more than 50 percent of sales from alcohol should operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols. Businesses should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation. Menus, if laminated, should be cleaned after each usage. Paper menus should be designed for single use and then disposed of immediately after use.
Restaurants and food service establishments may operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols. Businesses should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation. Menus, if laminated, should continue to be cleaned after each usage. Paper menus shall be designed for single use and then disposed of immediately after use.
Gyms and Fitness Centers
Gyms and fitness centers should open to full capacity but should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation.
State Parks: State parks should be fully opened, including overnight accommodations.
Public Beaches: Beaches should remain fully opened.
Large Venues: (i.e. movie theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, bowling alleys, arcades, playhouses, casinos) These venues should re-open fully with limited social distancing protocols.
Large Sporting Events and Theme Parks
Large spectator sporting events should consider reducing capacity with limited social distancing protocols.
Theme parks may return to normal operations with limited social distancing protocols
Vacation Rentals should resume normal operating procedures but should continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect the property between rentals.
Personal Services Businesses
Personal Services Businesses, such as cosmetology salons, barber shops and nail salons, should operate under full capacity but should consider the following mitigation measures:
Continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices for employees and patrons.
Regularly clean and disinfect working stations and equipment between interactions with customers to the greatest frequency feasible.
Remove all unnecessary, frequent-touch items such as magazines, newspapers, service menus, any other unnecessary paper products and décor from customer service areas
Operators of retail businesses should operate at full capacity but should continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices for employees and patrons.
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