Plan for Florida’s Recovery

Phase 1 of the Plan for Florida’s Recovery took effect May 4, 2020 and was updated May 11, 14 and 15, 2020.

Phase 2 of the Plan for Florida’s Recovery took effect June 5, 2020 for all Florida counties except Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.

Phase 3 of the Plan for Florida’s Recovery took effect September 25, 2020 for all Florida counties.


Local governments may adopt requirements directly on businesses, operations or venues, including buildings, beaches and parks, that may be stricter than the state. Report a business that violates these orders to local law enforcement.

 

IndividualsIndividuals over 65 or with underlying medical conditions 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.

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

EmployersEmployees 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.

Businesses and RecreationRestaurants and food service establishments may operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols. Executive Order 20-244 provides that restaurants may not be limited by a local COVID-19 emergency order to less than 50% of their indoor capacity. If a restaurant is limited to less than 100% of its indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must satisfy the following: 1. quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirements on those restaurants; and 2. explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for public health.

Bars, pubs, and nightclubs that derive more than 50 percent of sales from alcohol should operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols.

Menus, if laminated, should be cleaned after each usage. Paper menus should be designed for single-use and then disposed of immediately after use.

Businesses should maintain adequate sanitation practices among employees and patrons during all hours of operation.

Operators of retail businesses should operate at full capacity but should continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices for employees and patrons.

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

Personal Services Businesses, such as cosmetology salons, barbershops 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.

State parks should be fully opened, including overnight accommodations.

Public beaches should remain fully opened.

Entertainment businesses, including movie theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, bowling alleys, arcades, playhouses, and casinos should re-open fully 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.

Face masks are recommended and local governments are still able to maintain or pass local mask ordinances. Executive Order 20-244 suspends all outstanding fines and penalties that have been applied against individuals. See CDC guidance on face masks for customers, employees and employers.

TravelersCurrently, the state of Florida has no travel restrictions in place.
Schools and ChildcareJuly 6, 2020: FDOE Order No. 2020-EO-06 – Reopening K-12 Schools

Approved k-12 District Re-Opening Plans - Please scroll down on linked page.
Nursing HomesOn Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Governor DeSantis’ direction, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director and State Coordinating Officer Jared Moskowitz issued Emergency Order 20-009 that lifts restrictions for visitation to nursing homes, assisted living facilities (ALFs), adult family-care homes, adult group homes and other long-term care facilities.

Emergency Order 20-009 requires all visitors to wear PPE pursuant to the most recent CDC guidelines, and those not making physical contact still must wear a mask.
Community EventsLarge spectator sporting events should consider reducing capacity with limited social distancing protocols.

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

Health Care ProvidersElective surgeries can resume and citizens are encouraged not to delay medical care which may put their health at risk, as there is ample capacity at health care facilities.

Medical services, including elective procedures, surgical centers, office surgery centers, dental offices, orthodontic offices, endodontic offices, and other health care practitioners' offices may fully re-open.

Hospitals are required to assist nursing homes and long-term care facilities in protecting the vulnerable. They must maintain adequate bed capacity and PPE. They must also have the capacity to immediately convert additional surgical and intensive care beds in a surge situation and must not have received or sought any additional federal, state, or local government assistance regarding PPE after resuming elective procedures.


Local GovernmentLocal government meetings should return to in-person quorum and public participation.

Museums and libraries may open at full capacity if permitted by local governments.

As of June 5 (with exceptions in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties), bars and restaurants may operate at 50 percent seating capacity inside and full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing. Patrons may only receive service if seated. Restaurants may allow bar-top seating.

As of June 5 (with exceptions in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties), salons and barbershops may continue operating while adhering to safety protocols. For additional guidance, visit http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/os/documents/2020.05.09%20DBPR%20FAQs%20re%20Executive%20Order%2020-120.pdf

Yes. Florida State Parks are fully open, including overnight accommodations. Visitors should practice social distancing, expect limited hours and capacity. Click here for Florida State Park information and safety updates.

As of June 5 (with exceptions in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties), gyms may operate at full capacity with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization.