Parts of Florida to Reopen – What You Need to Know
Florida’s Governor, Rick DeSantis, announced on April 29, 2020 his plans to reopen the Sunshine State. In his Executive Order, DeSantis announced Phase 1 of his plan, which he has called “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery.”
The statewide shelter-in-place order will be expiring, however, DeSantis urges Floridians to continue social distancing and refrain from being in groups larger than ten.
The new Executive Order signed by the Governor allows restaurants and retail stores to reopen on May 4, 2020, with restrictions. During the first phase, these establishments may only operate at 25% capacity. Large venues, including movie theaters, and personal service establishments, including hair salons, will remain closed.
As for schools, they will remain closed and students will continue distance learning.
It is important to note that this new Order isn’t wide-sweeping for all of Florida – it excludes Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. The reason being that these counties have the majority of Florida’s COVID-19 cases. The shelter-in-place orders and business closures remain in effect for those counties.
Governor DeSantis’ most recent Executive Order can be found here: https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-112.pdf.
Romano Law Group remains open and ready to help new and existing clients. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury, you do not need to wait to call our office. We will immediately begin the necessary assessment and investigation to open a case. New and existing clients will not need to meet with us in person as we have the necessary technology to meet with our clients virtually.