Florida’s Plan for Recovery – Phase 2
Phase 2 of reopening on Friday, June 4 will apply to all counties within Florida, except Miami-Date, Broward and Palm Beach. Those counties may seek approval to move into Phase 2 by their local government or administration submitting written requests.
Restaurants, other establishments, bars and vendors licensed to sell alcohol to be consumed on premises may operate at 50% indoor capacity. This section does not apply to nightclubs.
Restaurants may now allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing in place.
Bars and pubs may now operate at 50% capacity inside and full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing. Patrons may only receive service if seated.
Retail establishments may now operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols in place.
Gyms may now operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols in place.
Entertainment Businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, may now operate at 50% capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols in place.
Pari-Mutuel Facilities (Gambling, etc)
Pari-Mutuel facilities, such as horse racing, harness horse racing, quarter horse racing, greyhound racing, jai alai games, and cardroom poker games, may submit a request to open to the department of Business and Professional Regulations. Requests must include an endorsement from their mayor or county administrator.
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.
Individuals over 65 or with underlying medical conditions are still strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit their risk of exposure to the virus.
Individuals that work in long-term care facilities should be tested for the virus on a regular basis.
All persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50.
To view the governor’s executive order concerning Phase 2 of reopening, click here.
Violation of this order is considered a second degree misdemeanor.
To read about the Florida Department of Health’s guidelines, click here.