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Posted on: June 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor issues “Phase 2 Reopening” Executive Order

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order Wednesday, June 3, that outlines the Phase 3: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery.

The Phase 2 Reopening executive order allow for the following:

PHASE 2: Restaurants, Bars, Pubs
▪ Restaurants may allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing.
▪ Bars and pubs may operate at 50 percent capacity inside and full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing. Patrons may only receive service if seated.

PHASE 2: Retail
▪ Retail establishments may operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.

PHASE 2: Gyms
▪ Gyms may operate at full capacity with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization.

Phase 2: Entertainment Businesses
▪ Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, may operate at 50 percent capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols.

PHASE 2: Pari-Mutuel Facilities
▪ Pari-mutuel facilities may submit a request to open to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
▪ The request must include an endorsement from their county mayor or county administrator if there is no mayor.

PHASE 2: Personal Services Businesses
▪ Personal services businesses, including but not limited to tattoo parlors, acupuncture establishments, tanning salons and massage establishments may operate while adhering to guidance from the Florida Department of Health.

PHASE 2: Guidance
▪ Individuals over 65 or with underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
▪ All individuals that work in long-term care facilities should be tested for COVID-19 on a routine basis.
▪ All persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50.

*Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties are not included in the Phase 2 Reopening.

To read the Governor’s Executive Order, visit

The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 5.

For more information, visit and review the Governor’s presentation.

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