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Florida Has Moved Into Phase 3 of Reopening Plan

Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday, (September 25th) in a move to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. Read on to see the guidelines for Florida’s Phase 3 of reopening.

The governor said the state is now moving into Phase 3 of the Reopening Florida plan.

Here’s what Phase 3 means, according to the original guidelines published by the state on April 29:

 

Vulnerable Individuals

 

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 affirmatively inform their employer that they are a member of the vulnerable population so that their employer can plan accordingly.

 

Social Gatherings

 

Non-vulnerable populations should also consider minimizing the time spent in crowded environments.

 

Travel

 

Non-essential travel may continue.

 

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. Continue to clean laminated menus after each usage. Paper menus should be designed for single-use and then disposed of immediately after use.

 

Restaurants

 

Restaurants and foodservice 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. Continue to clean laminated menus after each usage. Paper menus shall be designed for single-use and then disposed of immediately after use.

 

Gyms

 

Gyms and fitness centers should open to full capacity but should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation.

 

Theme Parks

 

Theme parks may also return to normal operations with limited social distancing protocols.

 

Sporting Events

 

Large spectator sporting events should also consider reducing capacity with limited social distancing protocols.

 

As always, make sure you’re following the CDC guidelines in order to stay safe and healthy! You can review them here.

Looking for fun and safe things to do around the state? Check out our recommendations here!

 


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